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DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS 



RELATING TO THE 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAIPSHIRE, 



FROM 1722 TO 1737 : 

Containing important Records and Papers, pertaining to the Settlement of 
the Boundary Lines between New-Hampshire and Massachusetts. 



PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



VOLUME IV. 



COMPILED AND EDITED BY 

NATHANIEL BOUTON, D. D. 

Corresponding Secretary of the New-Hampshire Historical Society. 



MANCHESTER: 
JOHN B. CLARKE, STATE PRINTER 

1870. 



NOTICE 



Joint Resolution, passed by the Legislature of New- 
Hampshire. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, in 
General Court convened, That his Excellency the Governor be 
hereby authorized and empowered, with the advice and consent 
of the Council, to employ some suitable person, and fix his 
compensation, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated, to collect, arrange, transcribe and super- 
intend the publication of such portions of the early State and 
Provincial Records, and other State Papers of New-Hampshire, 
as the Governor may deem proper; and that eight hundred 
copies of each volume of the same be printed by the State 
Printer and distributed as follows : namely, one copy to each 
•City and Town in the State, one copy to such of the Public 
Libraries of this State as the Governor may designate, two 
hundred copies to the New-Hampshire Historical Society, and 
the remainder placed in the custody of the State Librarian, who 
as hereby authorized to exchange the same for similar publica- 
tions issued by other States. 
Approved July 6, 1866. 



EDITOR'S PREFACE. 



This fourth volume of Provincial Papers embraces the latter 
part of the Administration of his Honor John Wentworth, 
Lt. Governor and Commander-in-Chief, in the absence of Gov- 
ernor Samuel Shute ; the brief period of Governor William 
Burnet's administration, 1729, and that of Governor Jona- 
than Belcher, from 1730 to October 1737. The volume is of 
special and permanent value as containing all the proceedings 
of the Governor, Council and General Assembly of the Prov- 
ince, and all official documents and papers found in the Secre- 
tary's office, relating to the long controversy between New- 
Hampshire and Massachusetts, in respect of the boundary lines 
between the two Provinces. The correspondence, also, between 
Governor Belcher and Secretary Richard Waldron and others, 
and also that between John Thomlinson, Esq., agent for the 
Province, in England, and Theodore Atkinson, Esq., and others, 
of New-Hampshire, will be found to be of great interest and 
value. 

In copying and preparing these Papers for the press, the 
editor has adhered to the rules at first adopted : viz., to preserve 
the exact words and orthography, capitals and abbreviations of 
the papers transcribed ; even the punctuation has for the most 
part been left untouched. Where names of persons in office 
very often occur, it is denoted by passim, and not always 
noted in the Index. 



iv editor's preface. 

The fifth volume of Provincial Papers will complete the 
record of Governor Belcher's administration and the corre- 
spondence relating to the boundary lines, between John Thom- 
linson, Esq., and Mr. Secretary Atkinson. Also, additional 
letters from Gov. Belcher to Secretary Richard Waldron ; but 
the greater interest and value of the volume will consist in the 
full record it will contain of the part that New-Hampshire took 
in the expedition against Louisbourg, 1745, under the adminis- 
tration of Gov. Benning Wextworth. 

Concord, December, 1870. 



GENERAL CONTENTS. 



VOLUME IV. 



Lt. Governor John Wentworth. 
Records of Council, .... 

Notice of Archibald McPhaedris, Esq., . 
" " Hon. John Frost, . 
" " « Thomas Packer, 
" " " Jotham Odiorne, 
" * " Samuel Penhallow, 

Form of Oaths, 

Journal of the General Assembly, . 

Letter to Henry Newman, Esq., . 

Speeches of Lt. Gov. Wentworth, . 46, 54, 60, 80, 87, 106 

127, 148, 163, 187, 205, 240, 261, 286, 295 

Answer to the Lt. GoV 8 Speeches, 49, 62, 82, 90, 129, 156 

173, 197, 213, 264, 290, 296 



PAGES. 

1- 22 

1,2 

4 

5 

8 

18 

19,20 

23-308 

30 



Block-house at Winnipishoky Pond, 

Address to his Majesty, 

Henry Newman's Letter to Committee, . 

Rev. Hugh Adams, of Durham, 

Submission of Eastern Indians, <fcc, 1725, 

Notice of Hon. Peter Coffin's death, 

Henry Newman's Letter to Lt. Gov. Wentworth, 

Treaty with the Indians at Casco, 1727, . 



. 56, 58 

85 

146 

171, 412 

188-190 
209 
225 

254-258 



VI 



GENERAL CONTENTS. 



Journal of the House of Reppjlsentatives, 
Names of Representatives, 
Letter from Gov r Samuel Siiute, . 
Bridge over Lamprey river, 
Stores belonging to Fort Win. and Mary, 
Speech of Lt. Gov r Wentworthi, 
Triennial Assembly, .... 
Complaint against the Court of Chancery, 
Choice of Speaker, refused, . 
Proportion, for Town taxes, 
List of Tax-payers in New-Castle, 1728, 

Administration of Gov r William Buknet, 1729, 

Journal of the House — continued, . 

Salary of Gov r Burnet, .... 
Death of Gov 1- Burnet, .... 
Answers to Queries sent by Lords of Trade, &c, 

Journal of the Council and Assembly, 1729, under 
Gov r Burnet's administration. 
Speech by the Governor, .... 
Instruction 30 th to the Governor, 
Madam Vaughan's Letter to Gov r and Council, 
Message from the Governor, .... 
Instruction 24 th to the Governor, . 

Administration of ,Gov r Jonathan Belcher, 1730, 
Notice of Gov 1- Belcher, .... 



PAGES. 

308-502 
326, 484 
322 
374 
448 
458, 464 
469 
479 
486 
499 
503 

504 

504-533 

513 

528, 555 

532, 533 

534-558 
534 
535 
538 
539 
541 

559-832 
561 

560-756 



Journal of the House, 1730-1737, 

Governor's Speeches and Meassges, 562, 566, 573, 579, 589 
601, 607, G15, 623, 630, 644, 047, 662, 666 
673, 679, 685, 697, 711, 716, 734, 743, 762 

Answers to Gov rs Speeches, 564, 576, 591, 602, 617, 632, 652 

664, 684, 688, 707, 717, 735, 742 

Instruction 32 d to the Governor, .... 564, 567 

Instruction 77 th to the Governor, . . . 568 

Names of Members of the House, . . 5 7 ' :) 

Boundary lines between Mass. and N. Hi 

Address to his Majesty, 1730, 



5, 628, 646, 671 

. 573-756 

584, 613 



GENERAL CONTENTS. 



Vll 



Jouenal of the House — continued. 

An Act appointing Commissioners to settle Bound- 
aries, .' 585 

Death of Hon. Richard Waldron, Sen., . . 587 

Death of Lt. Gov r John Wentworth, ... 587 

Objections to the Massa. Act about the lines, . 590 

Quakers, Act exempting, &c, .... 597 
Notice of David Dunbar, Esq., Commission of Lt. 

Governor, . . . ' . . . 599, 560, 780 

Address to his Grace, the Duke of New Castle, . 610 

Capt. John Rindge — notice of, . . . . 612 

Governor's order about £15,000 loan, . . . 624 
Remarks on representation of Lords of Trade, &c, 624-628 

Capt. Joshua Pierce's letter to Gov r Belcher, . 629 

Gov r Belcher's Answer to s d letter, . . . 629 
Addresses of the House to the Governor, . 636, 641 

Message from the Council to the House, . . 643 

Queries of Lt. Gov. Dunbar to the Council, . 645 

Letter of Gov r Belcher about boundaries, . . 648 

Queen's Chapel, Portsmouth, 1734, . . . 650 

Communication of Gov. Belcher to the Council, . 665 

Letter from Lion. John Sharpe to Gov r Belcher, 669 

Letter of Gov r Belcher to Lt. Gov r Dunbar, . . 670 

John Thomlinson, Esq., Agent for the Province, 677 

Riot at Exeter, 678 

Return of members disallowed by Governor, . 683 
Act for Supply of the Treasury, .... 693, 722 

Letter from Wm, Packer, jun., to Sec y Waldron, 698 

Burning of Sec^ Waldron's house, 1736, . . 713 

Chester Petition, 727 

Lt. Gov. Dunbar and Gov r Belcher, ... 730 

Plan or Draught of Merrimack river, . . . 738 

Benjamin Rolfe, Esq., notice of, ... 742 
Determination of Commissioners on the boundary 

lines, objections to, 745 

Jouenal of the Geneeal Assembly, 1730-1737, . 757-832 

Notice of Secretary Waldron, Jun., . . . 767 



Vlll GENERAL CONTENTS. 

PAGES. 

Journal of the General Assembly — continued. 

Col. John Plaisted — notice of, . . . . 775 

Benning Wentworth and Theodore Atkinson de- 
cline admission to the Council, .... 794, 802 
Order in relation to marriages, .... 832 

Thomlinson Correspondence, .... 833-865 

Belcher Correspondence, 866-880 

[See Index at the end.] 



Erratum. On page 387, in a note by the Editor, "November 
17 th , 1738," should be October 20, 1737; and « 1724-1748," 
should be 1724-43. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE 
PROVINCIAL PAPERS 



VOLUME IV. 



[note by the editor.] 
[The "Records of Council " which follow from June 21, 1722, to 
November 2, 1728, were copied from a MS. volume in the Secretary's office, 
labelled " Commissioners, &c, Council & Assembly Records, 1680 to 1740, 
Imperfect." The reader will perceive that these " Records " are exceedingly 
meagre and imperfect; but they are the only "Records of Council" that can 
be found relating to the above-named period, or until April 5, 1742. Prob- 
ably a portion of the Records of Council were destroyed by a fire which con- 
sumed Secretary Waldron's house in 1736.* But though thus imperfect, it 
will be found that these Records contain some matters of great historical 
interest and value. Pages in the margin correspond with those in the MS. 
record.] 



[p. i.] Pro. N. Hamp r . At a Council, June 21, 1722. 

Present, 

Lt. Gov r 
Mark Hunking, 
Thos. Packer, 
Arch. McPheaclris(l). 

* See notice of the fire under date May 21st, 1736, in the " Journal of the Mouse." 
(1) Archibald MacPheadris, Esq., is among the tax-payers in Portsmo ath in 1727, 
He built a splendid mansion at Portsmouth in 1718-1723, which cost £6009) and is still 
standing, at the corner of Daniel and Chapel streets, now known as. the Warner 
house. This house is provided with a lightning-rod which was put up in 1762, under 
the personal inspection of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, and was probably the first put up 
in New Hampshire. Captain MacPheadris was a native of Scotland, an opulent mer- 
chant, and was a leading projector of the first iron- works in America. He was at th© 
head of a small company which commenced the manufacture of iron from the ore at 
Lamprey river. In 1719 the General Court of Massachusetts granted to the Company 
a slip of land two miles wide, at the head of Dover line. This land was to furnish, 



2 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722 

His Hon* laid before the Board a Charter for Lond n Deny, 
signed by the Gov*, which was read and the question put whether 
the Clerk should countersign and seal it, w ch was resolved in the 
affirmative. The Cler. presented y e report of Col Davis & Capt. 
Gerrish ab* y e road to Winnipishoky pond, to y e board, which his 
Hon r took to himself. 



Prov. of N. IIamp r . 

At a Council at Portsm June 27, 1722. 
Present 
Lt. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penliallow, ) Thos. Packer, } 

Mark Hunking, >Esqs. Arch d McPheadris, > Esqs. 

Geo. Jaffrey, ~ j Rich d Wibird, ) 

His Hon r the Lt. Gov r laid before the Board a letter from Mr. 
Secretary "Williard, dated June 20, 1722, directing him in the 
Gover 9 name to cause 30 men to be imprest in this Prov : to joyn 
y* Eastern recruits; and another [p. 2.] letter from his Excel- 
lency, dated the next day to Inforce it; and he likewise informed 
the Board he had ordered the impressing y e 30 men according to 
s (1 order, whom he expected to appear forthwith; and thereupon 
proposed that the Treasurer should subsist them for the present, 
& that y e clerk forthw th issue out summonses to the several mem- 
bers of the House of represent 8 to meet in Gen 1 Assem. to morrow 
at 3 o'clock p. m., which was resolved, nemine contradicente. 



Prov. of N. Hamp r . 

At a Council at Portsm July 3d, 1722. 
Present : 
Lt. Gov. Wentworth, 
Sam 1 Penhallow, Hunking, 

Geo. Jaffrey, Wihird 

Arch d MacPheadris, u lDu a ' 

"Whereas his Hon r the Lieut. Gov r and this Board are credibly 
informed that there is now and hath been for 48 houres last past a 
pirate sloop lying near the Isles of Shoales to the Eastward 

fuel for the iron-works, and a location for settling the foreign operatives. Captain 
MacPheadris married Miss Sarah Wentworth, one of the sixteen children of Lt. Gov- 
ernor John Wentworth. They had but one daughter, Mary, who married, in 1754, 
Hon. Jonathan Warner. Capt. MacPheadris died in 1729. His widow married 
Hon. George Jaffrey . — See Bumbles about Portsmouth, p. 138. 



1722.] RECORDS OF COUNCIL. 3 

thereof, which may w th the greatest probability destroy all vessels 
as well provision vessels as the fishery and all others upon the 
coast, if proper measures do not prevent : It is therefore in 
Council concluded and resolved, That a suitable vessel be forth- 
w th provided for pursuing the said pirate, and for the encouragm* 
of all such as shall enlist themselves on board the said vessel to 
pursue the s d pirate, each person so enlisting [p. 3.] shall receive 
in hand 20s. cash for 4 days, and for any longer time they shall 
be absent, further reasonable wages, and that they shall be en- 
tituled to the King's bounty, which is £10 prhead, and the vessel 
w th all apparell, & w th all cargoe in case of caption. 



Pro. N. Harnp 1- . 

At a Council, July 14, 1722. 
Lt. Gov 1 
Sam 11 Penhallow Shad. Walton 

Mark flunking Rich d Wibird 

Geo. Jaffrey Tho. Packer. 

The Lt. Gov r laid a complaint w ch he had received from J. 
Odiorue, Esq., ag st Co.1. Walton: Ordered to be heard the first 
Tuesday in Aug 1 next. Ordered, The Lt. Gov r be reimburst out 
of y e treasury £7: 15: 6, for his expenses in settling Garrisons in 
y e frontiers. Ordered, Mr. Phipps & Mr. Jaffrey agree upon the 
bill of cost of Amory vs. Winkley. 

Ordered, That the postmaster be paid 3 lba out of the treasury 
for publick letters to and from this Goverm* to this day. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Council, July 20 th , 1722. 
Present : 
Lt. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow Geo. Jaffrey 

Rich d Wibird Tho 8 Packer. 

The Lt. Gov r laid before the Board an ace 1 of Robinson, 

am to 30 lbs. 17 : 2, for work at y e Fort. Ordered that a warr* be 
issued out to the Treasurer for 20 lbs. payable to s d Robinson in 
part, and that the acct. be laid before the [p. 4.] Gen 1 Assem. at 
their next sessions allowance. 

Resolved, That whereas there was 2 act 8 entered by Amory & 
Winkley at y e Court of Appeals, at y e last term, and Judgm* en- 
tered onely on one, that y e bill of cost to be taxed now be onely 
the costs in that case. 



4 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Council at Portsm Jan>' 9 th , 1722-3. 
Present : 

Lt. (;ov r 

-. r , TT , . -r> Geo. Jaffrev ? -17. 

Mark Hunking, Esq. Ri(jhd Wfb&df £ Esqs. 

His IIon r the Lieut. Gov 1 " laid before the Board a letter directed 
to him, bearing- date y e 27 th X br , 1722, from his Excellency Gov r 
Shute, importing that there is a great deal of difficulty and delay- 
in the affairs of y e Govercn* for want of a sufficient number to fill 
up his Majestys Council, and therefore that he had recommended 
Jno. Frost, (1) Esq., for one, till such time as they are filled up 
from home; which letter being read, the said Jno. Frost, Esq., 
was sent for to the Board, to whom was administered y e oaths, 
instead of y e oaths of allegiance and supremacy, and the abjura- 
tion oath, and y c oath of a Councillor, and y n by y e [p. 5.] advice 
of y e Council took his place at y c Board accordingly. 



In Council, May 21 st , 1723. 
Voted, That Mark Hunking and Eich d Wibird be of the Com- 
mittee from the Board to joyn w th so many of the House of Rep- 
resentatives to examine the claims and Demands and audit the 
accounts of all persons to be laid before the Gen 1 Assem. at this 
Sessions, and that they make their report as soon as conveniency 
will permit. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

(1) Hon. Jonx Frost was of New Castle. He was a native of Kittery, Me., born 
in 1681, and was the son of Major Charles Frost, who was slain by the Indians on the 
Sabbath, July 4th, 1697, as he was returning from meeting, and grandson of Nicholas 
Frost, an emigrant from England, born at Tiverton, about the year 1589, and settled at 
Sturgeon Creek, in Eliot, 1636, where he died in 1663. This grandson, Hon. John 
Frost, in 1702 married Mary Pepperill, sister of Sir William, the baronet. Estab- 
lished at New Castle, he soon rose to eminence. He was a member of his Majesty's 
Council, at one time commanded a British ship-of- war, afterwards pursued the pro- 
fession of a merchant, and was much distinguished and highly useful in civil life. 
His place of residence was on an eminence, westerly of the Prescott mansion (since 
the Almshouse), commanding a view of the spacious harbor, the river and its table- 
lands, with the lofty Agamenticus in the distance. His family was numerous and 
highly respectable. He died February 25, 1732, aged tifty-ouo years.— See Rambltt 
about Portsmouth, p. 86, and Farm. Belk.,p. 411. 



1723.] EECORDS OF COUNCIL. 5 

[p. 6.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

Council, June 26, 1723. 

Lt. Gov r 
Mark Hunking, } Eich d Wibird, j) 

Geo. Jaffrey, >Esqs. Packer, >Esqs. 

Shad. Walton, ) Jno. Frost, ) 

Rob* Armstrong, Esq., presented a Memorial to y e Board und r 
his hand, setting forth that he had been falsely represented to the 
Hon ble y e Lords of y e Treasury, and therefore praying that his 
character might be cerifyed by the Honourable Board, &c, as pr 
y e Memorial at large, on file. Whereupon, It was resolved to 
give the s d Armstrong y e following certificate (namely), That 
during our acquaintance w th the s d Rob 1 Armstrong, Esq., y e Me- 
morialist, and his abode in this Province, he has behaved himself 
as a loyal subject and faithfull officer, and in no way inclined toy e 
Pretender, nor any of his adherents, by anything that has ever 
occurred to our knowledge. 
By order of y e Lt. Gov r & Conn. 

R. Waldron, Cler. Con. 
Col. Hunking presented to the Board a return of Stratham 
south-east bounds, signed by himself and James Jaffry; the same 
was ordered to be filed w th y e Report of y e committee appointed 
to settle all y e town bounds in y e Province. 



[p. 7.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Council at Portsmouth, July 22 d , 1723. 
Present 
Lt. Gov r , 
Mark Hunking, ? E Rich 4 Wibird, ) F 

Shad. Walton, $ ^ sqs ' Tho s Packer, (1) \ ^ sqs> 

The Committee appointed by y e Gen 1 Assem. the first day of 
June, 1723, to survey Lampry River and report y e most commo- 

(1) Thomas Packer, whose name appears here for the last time as a member of 
his Majesty's Council, was a physician — " One of the earliest surgeons of Portsmouth 
who had been regularly bred to the profession. He was born in London. He came to 
this country a young man, resided a short time in Salem, and then removed to Ports- 
mouth. There being no physician here at that time of much repute, he united the prac- 
tice of physic with that of surgery, and attained some eminence in both. He held the 
office of Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Lieutenant-Colonel in the Militia, and 
Judge of Probate for the Province, for many years. As Judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, he was superseded in 1695 ; and from the other two offices, was dismissed 
by the President and Council the beginning of the year 1697. He was appointed 
Councillor in 1719, which office he held till his death." [Farmer puts his death in 
1723.— Ed.] Adams' Ann. of Ports., p. 154. 



D PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

dious place for building a bridge across s d river, this day made 
their Report to the Board as follows : 

Committees Report. 
Ordered, That the Clerk serve the selectmen of Dover w th two 
copys of y e said report, and direct them to serve the selectmen of 
Exeter with one of the s d copys, and withal to lett the s d select- 
men of Dover know that his Honour the Lieut. Gov r and Council 
expect that a suitable bridge be built assoon as possible at the 
place mentioned in y e s d Report, w ch they have accepted, and that 
they communicate the same to the s d selectmen of Exeter, in 
order to that town's bearing their proportionable part of the 
charge of said bridge, as to right and justice doth appertain. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Council, Jan. 22, 1723-4. 
Col. Plaisted and Capt. Frost appointed Justices of Peace, and 
sworn and ordered to be inserted in the Commission of the Peace 
accordingly. 



Pro: N. Hamp r . 

At a Coun 1 Feb. 22 d , 1723-4. 
[p. 8.] Present, 

Lt. Gov r , 
Sam 1 Penhallow Geo. Jaffrey { ^ a 

Mark Ilunking Rich d Wibird $ q 

His Ho n r presented a Commission to Sara 1 Penhallow, Esq., to 
be Treasu* of this Province, and acquainted him that he had 
ordered y e Clerk to prepare a bond for him to sign w th two sure- 
ties for his fidelity in y e office, «fcc. 

Feb: 24. Y e bond signed pr Mr. Penhallow, Rich d AVibird, 
Esq., and IJenj. Gambling, (1) Esq., as on file. 



At a Council, July — , . 

[p. 9.] Present, 

Lt. Gov r . 

Mr. , Mr. JaflVey, Mr. McPheadris. 

Ordered, That y c Treasurer provide necessary for 10 men to be 
detached for a cruice after y c Eastern Ind n \ 

(1) Benjamin Gaiiiblen (or Gambling), Esq., was a gentleman of property in Ports- 
mouth. 



1724.] RECORDS OF COUNCIL. 

[p. 10.] 

Present, 
Lt. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow Geo. Jaffrey 
Shad. Walton Bich d Wibird. 
Capt. Jno. Salter & Tho 8 Mannery appearing at y e Board by 
order of his Hon r , and being examined of a late cruise they were 
imployed in after y e Eastern Ind n8 ; upon which there appeared 
that there was just cause to suspect them guilty of horrible cow- 
ardice: whereupon it was ordered, y* y e s d Salter and Mannery 
appear at y e Council Chamber on y e 12 th of Aug st next, at 10 
o'clock a. m., to undergoe a proper & regular tryal by a Court for 
that end to be appointed, & y* 



[p. 11.] Pro: N. Hamp r . At a Council held at New Castle, y* 

26 July, 1729. 
Present, His Honour John Wentworth, Esq. Lieut. Gov r 
Sam 1 . Penhallow ) R1 -, w aUo „ 

MarkHunking [ Esqs. Rich* Wibird 

Geo. Jaffrey ) Klch ' " lbna - 

Y e Indian Scooner first discovered unde r y e Eastermost Green 
Island to y e Westward of Munpomecus [?] last Fry day, between 3 
& 4 o'clock P. M. & that Capt. John Salter was then ab* a league 
& h, distant to y e Eastw d & to windward withall, & y* y e Depo- 
nent tack'd his vessel to speak w th his Consort Salter & came up 
w th him, & spoke w th him in less than \ an hour, & then told that 
under yonder Green Island were the Enemy they came to seek for, 
and asked him if he would go & see him ; — to which Capt. Salter 
replyed, he would; & upon s d Salter's so saying y e Deponent shot 
along ahead of him toward y e Ind n scooner, & Salter follow'd on ; 
but being at some distance behind, y e Deponent asked his men if 
yy were willing to run down upon y e scooner and board y m , and 
some of his people reply'd, it was best to stay for Salter: then 
the Deponent wore his shallop round to speak w th Salter again, 
& haled him, & desired him to bring too in order to attack the 
enemy ; y e Deponent plainly seeing y e Ind ns on board y e scooner, 
& supposing that Salter did the like ; upon which Salter wore 
also and said that he would have y e Deponent take the first fire, 
& that the Deponent said he was willing & would never leave him. 
Upon which Salter pray'd y° Deponent not [p. 12] to take the 
wind from him — that the scooner dogged the shallops ab l an hour 
&4. 

That when y e Deponent offered to go if 10 men would stand by 
him, y e people generally that were forward said yy were not will- 
ing to fight w th out Salter ; — & y* he supposed Hooker & Hooper 
were there. 



6 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

John Hooker, sworn. 
Benj a Yeaton — Benj a Libby. 
That they heard Mannery say, if after Salter was gone, y* if 10 
or 11 would but come aft & hold up their hands & stand by him, 
lie would fight y° scooner; yet but they themselves were not 
willing w th out Salter. 

Joseph Cowel : 
That he was not willing to light w th out Salter was there. 

Win. Packer: 
That lie heard Mannery say, if 11 men would come aft & hold 
up their hands to stand by him, he would fight y e Ind 118 in ye 
scooner. 

Jn° Jones : 
That he was not willing to fight after Salter was gone, but he 
heard Mannery say something ab* 11 men, but he would not say 
certainly what. 

Immanuel Martin : 
That he was not willing to fight after Salter was gone, 
[p. 13.] Sam 1 Emery: 

Y* he heard Mannery say, if 11 men would stand by him, he 
would fight y e scooner, but y* himself was not willing without 
Salter. 

Tho. Barns: 
That he was not willing to fight after Salter was gone. 

Andr w Barns : 
That he heard Mannery say, if 11 men would stand by him, he 
would tack upon y e scooner and fight them ; but y l he himself was 
not willing. 



[p. 1-4.] Pro: N. Hamp r . At a Council at Portsmouth, 7 br 26 th , 

1724. 
Present — His Hon r John Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov r 
Mark II unking } 
Geo. JafiYey >Esqs. 
11. Wibird ) 

His Honour y e Lt. Gov' laid before y e Board a warrant signed 
George R. & by His Maj tiea Command, Hollis, New Castle, Dated 
at Kensington, y e 9 th day of July, 1724, for admitting and swear- 
ing Arch d MacPheadris, Esq., to be of y e Council of this Province. 
And another for John Frost, Esq., signed as afores d , and 
dated y e 10 th day of July, 1724. 

And another for Jotham Odiorne, Esq., signed as afores d , & 
dated y c 11 th of July, 1724. 

And the s d Arch d MacPheadris, Esq., John Frost, Esq., being 
sworn before, Jotham Odiorne, Esq., (1) was sworn & admitted 
to be of the Council accordingly. 

(1) Hon. Jotham Odiorne was, in early life, a resident of Newcastle; but after- 
wards lived in a h mao on Market street in Portsmouth, which was burnt in the great 



1725.] RECORDS OF COUNCIL. 9 

[p. 15.] Pro: N. Hainp r . At a Council held at Portsm Jan. 

7 th , 1724-5. 

Present, 

His Hon r the Lt. Gov r , 

Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad. Walton } 

Mark Hun king- VEsqs. Kich d Wibird >Esqs. 

Geo. Jaffrey ) Jno. Frost ) 

Arch d MacPheadris, Esq. 
His Honour the Lt. Gov r pursuant to y e vote of Gen 1 Assembly, 
having- appointed Mr. Theo: Atkinson a Commissioner to join y e 
Commissioners of the other Governments upon a Message to y e 
Gov 1 of Canada, and furnishing him for his Journey, Ordered 
that a Warrant be issued out for y e Paym* of 130£ out of y e Treas- 
ury. 



[p. 17.] 

To the Honourable John Wentworth, Esq. Lieut. Govern' and 
Commander-in-Chief in and over his Majesties Province of New 
Hamp r , and to the Honourable the Council sitting in Portsm in 
the s d Province; — the Complaint and Petition of Kich d Scotton, 
Attorney to Cha: Ungle, High Sheriff of the County of Dor- 
chester in the Province of Maryland most humbly sheweth : 
That James Smith alias Spurling was by lawful authority in the 
month of December, 1724, committed to the keeper of the Goal 
in Dorchester County afores d for suspecion of Felony, for offering 
to sale and selling to a certain Theophilus Pugh of Nanseniond 
County in the Colony of Virginia, malleable composition of min- 
erals or mettals heavier than silver, which the s d Smith alias Spur- 
ling rated and sold as good gold of the value of one hundred 
twenty and three and halfe ounces, at four pounds pr ounce, ourr* 
money of America, altho' at the same time he knew the s d compo- 
sition to be false and counterfital ag st the Peace and Contrary to 
the Statute in such case made and provided; and the said Smith, 
alias Spurling, being so committed to custody, did soon after make 
his escape from the afores d Ungle, High Sheriff as afore sd , and is 
come into this his Majesties Province, and the s d Ungle in danger 
of being highly amerced and being a great sufferer thereby — 
Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that your Honour and 

fire, in 1802. He married, about 1720, Mehitable, daughter of Robert Cutt, of Kittery, 
and had three daughters: Sarah, who first married Henry Appleton, and second, 
William Appleton, (who, though of the same name, was not a relative of her first hus- 
band); Mary, married Capt. Peter Pearse, of Portsmouth; and another daughter was 
the mother of Mrs. Jobn Peirce. Hon. Jothani Odiorne, died August 16, 1748, aged 
73. See Ram. about Portsmouth, p. 150, and Farm. Belle, p, 412. 
Note.— Brewster in his "Rambles" says Jothani Odiorne died 1761. 



10 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

this Honourable Board would please to order him to be sent back 
from thence to the County from whence he escaped, [p. 18.] that 
Justice may be done : — a'nd your Petitioner shall ever pray, as in 
duty bound. 

RlCHARD SCOTTON. 

31 Jan?, 1725-6. 



Pro : N. Hamp r . At a Council held at Portsm , Jan 1 ? 31 Bt , 

1725-6. 

Present, 
His Hon r the Lt. Gov r 
Geo. Jaffrey ) ^ aria Thos. Westbrook ? -p. o 

Rich* Wibird \ jLsqs * Jno. Frost \ ^ sqs - 

Jotham Odiorne, Esq. 
Forasmuch as Rich d Scotton hath followed James Smith alias 
Spurling from Maryland to this Province, by hue and cry, for an 
escape from Mr. Sheriff Ungle, of y e County of Dorchester, in s d 
Maryland, who was there committed to the custody of the 6 d 
Sheriff on suspicion of felony, and hath produced a full Power of 
Attorney from the s d Ungle ; and Whereas the s d Scotten hath 
preferred a Petition to the board praying that the s d James Smith 
alias Spurling, now in Goal in this Province, may be sent back to 
the said County of Dorchester for the reasons set forth in the s d 
Petition : — 

Ordered, That the s d James Smith alias Spurling, be delivered 
into the hands of the s d Richard Scotten, by Benj a Gambling, Esq. 
High Sheriff of this Province, in order to be transported from 
hence to the said County of Dorchester; — he the s d Scotten pay- 
ing the Goaler all the lawfull fees due for y e imprisonin*, Diet, 
&c, of the s d Smith alias Spurling. 

R. Waldron, Cler. Con. 



[p. 19.] 

By v e Hon b,e Jno. Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r and CommandMn- 
Chief in & over his Maj ttea Prov. of N. Hamp* in N. England: 

A Proclam: for a Publick Fast. 

Forasmuch as our Good God is y e bountiful bestower of all our 
benefits; & whereas it is o r bounden duty & highest interest to 
implore y* smiles of his Providence on all o r affairs, & especially 
w ,h regard to y° advancing seasons of y° year, I have thought lit, 
with y° advice of his Maj taeB Council, to order &, appoint y c Thurs- 
day, y c 24: of y c Instant March, be observed as a day of publick 



1726.] RECORDS OP COUNCIL. 11 

fasting' & prayer throughout this Province; hereby exhorting 
both Ministers and people in y r respective Assembly s, religiously 
to observe the same, by humble & penitent confession of sin & 
fervent supplication for y e pardon thereof; & by sincere & hearty 
prayer y* y e Judgments of Heaven may be averted & y e blessings 
y re of showered down upon us, who merit not y e least favour; 
particularly, that the precious life & health of our Sovereign Lord, 
King George, may be continued that their Royal Highnesses y e 
Prince & Princess of Wales, & all y e Royal Progeny may be pre- 
served ; that [p. 20] his Majesty's Councils may be und r y e Divine 
Guidance, & his Enterprises succeeded; that y e administration of 
Goverm* in this Province may be prospered ; that o r privleges of 
all kinds may be prolonged ; that y e Peace w th y e Ind ns lately 
agreed on may be ratify'd & long-lasting; that health may be con- 
tinued, and our husbandry, trade & fishery may be bless'd ; that 
y e true Protestant religion may flourish, and y e professors of it be 
supported and defended ; & y* y e Kingdom of our L d & Sav r J. X. 
may be advanced ; And all servile labour & recreations are for- 
bidden on y e s d dav. 

Given, &c, 16 March, 1725-6. 

Pres* — Lt. Gov r , in Council, 
Mark Hunking Rich d Wibird 

Geo. Jaffrey Tho. Westbrook. 

The above ordered to be issued out to y e Ministers forthw th . 

R. W. 



[p. 21.] Pro: N.Hamp r . 

At a Council held at Portsm May 10 th 1726. 
Present, 
His Honour Jno. Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r 

Mark Hunking } Richard Wibird } 

Geo. Jaffrey >Esqs. Joth. Odiorne >Esqs. 

Shad. Walton ) > 

It being reported to the Board that in Pursuance of a late vote 
of the Gen 1 Assem^ of the Province of Mass a , sundry persons are 
going or gone to lay out, take possession of, & settle upon some 
of his Majesty's lands within the limits of this Province, at or 
near a Place called Pennecook, without the consent of this Gov- 
erm* for so doing, which is not only unneighborly, but unjustifi- 
able, and has a tendency to the destroying the Mast Trees fit for 
his Majesty's service that may be growing thereon, which the 
Lieut. Gov r and Council in faithfulness to his Majesty & in dis- 
charge of the trust reposed in them cannot pass by without bear- 
ing testimony against. It is therefore Ordered, That a Committee 
in behalf of this go verm* viz: Messrs. Nath 1 Wear, Theod r Atkin- 
son & Richard Wald n jun. immediately repair to s d Pennecook, 



12 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

& forewarn any persons whom they may find there or thereab* 
from laving out, taking possession of, or settling at or near the 
Place call'd Pennecook, or Presuming to appropriate any other 
of his Majestys lands within this Province, till they shall have y e 
Countenance and grant of this Goverm* for so doing; & to direct 
them in an amicable way, forthw th to withdraw y'selves from the 
s d land, & their pretensions to it, by virtue of the afores d vote of 
y c Gen 1 Assem. of y e Mass a . 

Cler. Con. 



[p. 22.] In obedience to an order of His Hon r the Lt. Gov r & the 
Hon hK ' the Council, made y e 10 th Instant, appointing us a Commit- 
tee w th directions to repair immediately to Pennacook and fore- 
warn any persons whom we might find there, from laying out or 
settling upon that place or any other of his Maj ties lands w th in this 
Govrm* as pr the s d order will more at large & fully appear: We 
have been at s d Pennacook, Avhere we found his Hon* Coll. Will" 1 
Packer, Esq. Jno. Wainwright, Esq. & Col. Elez r Ting, Esq., w th 
sundry others, (mostly unknown to us) to y e number of near forty 
men. who w r ere falling the trees & laying out the lands there: 
Whereupon, we presented them with the order of Coun 1 afores d , 
and assured y™ that their Proceedings were highly displeasing to 
y e Go verm 4 w ch sent us hither, and that they might depend upon 
it when y e Controversial boundary between the two Provinces 
should be determined, the poor misled People who might be in- 
duced to settle there und r y e colour of a Mass 11 Grant, would be 
dispossessed of the said lands or suffer some other Inconvenience 
equally grievous; and that y e Message on which we were sent <fc 
y e fair forewarning they had by us, would take away all occasion 
of complaint when they should be compelled to leave ye s d lands 
<fc lose y e benefit of their Improv mts . 

To which y e gentlemen before named were pleased to reply, 
that as we were sent by y e Goverm' of X. Hamp r , so were yy by 
y c Goverm* of Mass a & y* [p. 28.] when they returned home they 
would lay before their Gen 1 Assem: the order of Coun 1 w ch we 
had deliver'd, who without doubt would pass thereon as they y e 
6 d Gen. Assem: should think Proper. 
Dated at Portsmouth, v e 18 th of May, 1720. 

Nath 1 AVeare 
Richard Waldron 
Theodore Atkinson. 



1726.] RECORDS OF COUNCIL. 13 

Pro : N. Hamp r . 

At a Council held at Portsm Aug. 20 th , 1726. 
Present Lt. Gov r 

Mark Hunking } Bich d Wibird f 

Geo. Jaffrey >Esqs. Arch d Macpheadris > Esqs. 

Shad. Walton ) Joth m Odiorne ) 

"Whereas the thirty shillings bills of Credit of this Province 
signed James Davis, Peter Wear & Joshua Pierce, are counter- 
feited, & sundry of the s d [p. 24.] counterfeits have been offered 
in payment which are not supposed to be struck from a Copper 
plate ; — to prevent y e spreading thereof, It is ordered That the 
same be published in the Boston Gazzette that all persons may 
beware of y e s d Counterfeits ; and for Encouragem* of y e Discov- 
ery of the s d Plate, any person or Persons that shall give Informa- 
tion, so that the s d Plate may be found & the offender be brought 
to Punishment, shall receive fifty pounds out of y e Treasury of 
this Province as a reward for his service. 



Pro : N. Hamp r . 

At a Council held at Portsm Sept. 2 d , 1726. 
Present in Conn 1 
His Hon r the Lt. Gov r 
Mark Hunking } Kiclr 1 Wibird } 

Geo. Jaffrey >Esqs. Jno. Frost >Esqs. 

Shad. Walton ) Arch. Macpheadris ) 

Ordered, That Capt. Wm. Bowen be allowed and paid 22£ out 
of y e Treasury in full for y e hire of his Brigantine, & for y e ser- 
vice of his Negro, to Casco Bay. 

Ordered, that Mr. Fellows be p d 3£ out of the Treasury for an 
advertisem* ab* 30s bills in y e Gazette. 

Ordered, That Hampton, Exeter, Kingston, Dover & Derry be 
served w th a copy of a Proclam a of Peace, to be sent to y e Chief 
Military officer in each town, to be proclaimed by beat of Drum. 



[p. 25.] Pro: N. Hamp r . 

At a Council at Port: Oct. 31, 1726. 
Pres fc Lt. Gov r 

Geo. Jaffrey 
E. Wibird 
A. Macpheadris 
Ordered a Thanksgiving Proclam a be issued out for a Thanks- 
giving dayy e 10 th November next: and y* y e L Gen L Assembly be 
prorogued till y° 21 st 9 br . 

K. W. 



14 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

At a Council, D^c. 15 th 1726. 
Pres* y e Lt. Gov r 

Coll. Walton Wibird 

Mc Pheadris Odiorn. 

Jaffrey 
The Selectmen of Exeter appeared to answer to the Petition of 
Chester, and being- heard, 

Ordered, That Nath 1 Wear, Esq. Deacon Jno. Cate & Daniel 
Lunt be a Comittee to run the head line of Exeter according- to 
the Returne of the Grand Comittee for Runing y 6 lines of y e sev- 
erale Towns, Anno 1778 (1) and that the charge thereof be pay'd 
by Exeter & y e Proprie trB of Chester. The s d Comitte to make 
Returne thereof upon Oath, to y e Lt. Gov r & Council as soon as 
possible. 



[p. 26.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

March 21 8t 1726-7. At a Council. 
Pres* Lt. Govern 1 

Coll. Hunking Coll. Walton 

Capt. Mc Pheadris Capt. Frost. 

Geo. Jaffrey 
Ordered, That there be a Sollemn Ffast kept throughout this 
Prov: on Thirsday, y e 30 th inst. and that the Clark of the Council 
draw Proclamations accordingly, 
[p. 27.] Mar. 21: 1726-7. 

The petition of Mr. Sam 1 Waldo, read at y e Board, praying the 
Attorney Gen 1 maybe directed to informe against, seise and Pros- 
ecute a parcell of Mat es (1) &c. 

The Kings Attorney being sent for and appeared, Declared that 
if the s d Waldo would in Due form of Law informe against y e 
s d Mat 03 and Indemnifye against all Damages that might arise to 
him, he was ready and willing to do his duty. 



Pro : N. IIamp r . 

At a Council held at Portsin Apr. 3 d , 1727. 
Present Lt. Gov r 

Mark Hunking } Thos. Westbrook } 

Geo. Jaffrey > Esqs. A. Macpheadris > Esqs. 

Shad. Walton ) J. Odiorne ) 

Robt. Armstrong, Esq. Deputy Surveyor of his Maj tie8 woods, 
being directed to attend at y e Board & Mr. Sam 1 Waldo's (in be- 

(1) This is manifestly an error; the grand Com. to run Town bounds was appointed 
Dec. 3, 1701.— See Vol. II, p. 360, Part I.— Ed. 
(1) From what follows, this word " Mates" means or relates to Masts. — Ed. 






1728.] RECORDS OP COUNCIL. 15 

half of Mr. Ralph Golston) his Mem being read in his y e s d Arm- 
strong's hearing, he was asked by his Hon r y e Lt. Gov r what he 
had to say to y e charge y* was laid against him y rin , who reply'd that 
he told Mr. Waldo he had taken y e opinion of y e Advocate Gen 1 & 
of sundry other learned persons in that affair, who were of y e 
mind, y 1 y e trees mentioned were not cognizable in y e Admiralty 
Court, according to y e 8 th of his Maj n y K. George : which advice he 
sent home & thought fit to discharge y e [p. 28.] s d Masts ; — secu- 
rity being given that y e same should be carryed home & tendered 
according to Act of Parliam*. Thus far Mr. Armstrong. 

Whereupon it was desired by y e Board y* his H r y° Lt. Gov r 
see that security for carrying y e Masts to Great Brittain, & tender- 
ing y m to y e Navey Board according to Act of Parleam*. 

In Conn: 

Ordered That y e Clerk serve Mr. Waldo w th a Copy of y e fore- 
going Minutes of Council as an answer to his Mem . 

Mr. Phipps, Attor. Gen 1 being sent for, and attending at y e 
Board, and Mr. Waldo's Mem in behalf of Mr. R. Gulston, & sev- 
eral letters from him y e s d Waldo to his Hon r y e Lt. Gov r being 
read in his hearing, and being asked by his Hon r y e Lt. Gov r what 
he had to say to y 6 s d charge contain'd in s d Letters, he answered 
as follows : 

Inasmuch as the King has commissionated an officer to inspect 
the King's Woods in this Province and to preserve the Kings 
Woods therein, according to the several Acts of Parliament made 
for that end; it appears to me to be his businesse and not mine, 
as I am the King's Attorney, to seize the woods mentioned by 
Mr. Waldo — unless Mr. Waldo or some other persons do file an 
Information. Thus far Mr. Phipps. 



[p. 29.] Pro: N. Hamp'. 

At a Council held at Portsm Feb? 14 th 1727-8. 
Present Lt. Gov r 

Col. Hunking Capt. Macpheadris 

Mr. Jaffrey Capt. Frost 

Col. Walton Capt. Odiorne 

Capt. Sherburne(l). 
Benjamin Rust being informed against for maltiously & sedi- 
tiously uttering, att the house of Mr. Harvey in Portsmouth, on 

(1) Henry Sherburne, of Portsmouth, was appointed a member of his Majesty's 
Council in 1728; he died ©ec. 29, 1758, aged 83.— Ed. 



16 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

or about y e 16 th of Jan* last, words that highly tend to y e con- 
tempt of his Majesty's Lieut. Governour of this Province, and y e 
Council as a Court, & in y c Execution of their duty as such, for 
which lie was apprehended & hound over to appear before y e 6 d 
Lieut. Governour «fc Council: whereupon y e s d Benj. Rust, appear- 
ing, & several Depositions being taken and produced, to support 
y e truth thereof, & y c same, if fully proved tending- much to pro- 
mote sedition & to Defame & Discredit as well y e s d Hon b,e Court 
and persons, as alsoe y e other Courts of Justice &, their adminis- 
tration here legally Established ; — That crimes of this nature may 
not goe unpunished, Its ordered in Council, That y° s d Benjamin 
Rust, forasmuch as y e Supe or Court of Judicature, Assise & Gen 1 
Goal Delivery is now sitting, to whom y° Enquiry of these things 
more strictly belongs, shall give such security there as to the Hon ble 
Court shall seem meet, to appear and answer y e s d misdemeanour 
before y c s d Court, and to be further done with as to Law & Justice 
appertains ; — and that notwithstanding y e Discharge of his y e s d 
Rust's Recognizance, he be held in Custody of the officer who is 
hereby commanded to deliver him to y e Court of Assize, in order 
to be dealt with as above. 

R. Waldron, Cler. Con. 



[p. 30.] Pro : N. Hamp r . 

At a Council held at Portsm , March 27 : 1728. 
Pres* Lt. Gov r 

Mark Hunking Joth. Odiorne 

Geo. Jaft'rev Henry Sherburne. 

Rich d Wibird 
His IIon r tlie Lt. Gov r acquainted the Board that he had consid- 
ered it would not be for his Majesty's service nor the Interest of 
the People, any longer to continue the present General Assembly, 
and therefore that he had tho ? t proper to Dissolve them ; and to 
Issue out a precept for the calling a new Assembly to meet next 
Tuesday, come sen'net. The Coun 1 unanimously acquiese in his 
Hon™ sentiments and advised to the Issuing a Precept accordingly. 



1728.] RECORDS OF COUNCIL. 17 

[p. 31.] Pro: N. Hamp r . 

At a Council at Portsm y e — of June, 
being Saturday, 1728. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) F P. Wibird ) E 

Geo. Jaffrey $ ^ sqs ' Joth. Odiorne J iLsqs - 

His Hon 1 laid before y e Board from his Hon r Lt. Gov. Dummer, 
signifying that y e Gov r . of y e Mass a had delivered up tlie Ind lls 
Captives w th in that Province, to several Cheifs of y e Ind ns late at 
Boston, & then Bound to Piscat: to desire any Captives in this 
Province, which Lt. Gov r Dummer in s d letter earnestly press'dto 
have D d up to y e s d Chiefs, &c. The said Chiefs being sent for to 
y e board & attending, & Capt. Jos. Bane interpreter being present : 

[p. 32.] Aryomuct: Lt. Gov r Dummer told us there was an 
Indian Captive here w ch Gov r Wentworth would deliver to them, 
& they desired y e s d Captive. 

Lt.Govr: You told us at Casco, at y e ratification, that there 
was 5 Ind n captives at St. Francis & promised they should be f) d 
to y e English; 2 of the 5 were return'd, & desire to know where 
the others are & have y- D d up. 

Indn: The Ind ns that had y e Captives as soon as yy heard of y e 
Peace sold them to y e French," & then they were out of our reach. 
There is not now one captive in y e hands of y e Indians, but all 
y e English y t were ever taken are with y e French. 

Lt. Govr: We here there is an English captive or two now at 
Amuskeag w th y e Ind ns or thereab 4 . 

Indn : We know nothing of it and have nothing to say to it ; 
but desire to know whether we shall have y e captive or not. 

Lt. Govr: I have the same affection. 



Anno Rni PSis Georgii,.2di 2d(l). 

[p. 33.] Pro : N. Hamp r . 

At a Council held at Portsmouth on Saturday, 
the second day of lSTovemb r , 1728. 
Present, 
His Hon 1 John Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov r 

&™L L flrtc Joth. Odiorne ) Esqs. 

fehad. Walton >Esqs. u C1 ■> / n~, ^L-™ 

Rich d Wibird S Hen.Sherburn J Council 

His Excellency William Burnet, Esq. Produced and laid be- 
fore the Board his Majesties Poyal Commission, constituting] 
and appointing him to be Gov r and Command 1 " in Chief of this his 

(1) In the second year of the reign of Ring George II. 
2 



18 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. ,[1728. 

Majesties Province Of New Hampshire ; which being opened and 
Published in the presence of most of the Principal officers and 
gentlemen of the Government [p. 34.] & many others, the same 
w:h succeeded by a round of the Cannon at his Majesties Fort 
William & Mary, and on hoard several Merch* ships in the Har- 
bour; and by three vollys of snial arms of a troop of Horse, and 
live foot companys of Militia drawn up before the Council Cham- 
ber on the occasion. Then his Excellency was pleased to com- 
municate to the board the names and" order of the Persons 
appointed to be Ins Majesties Council 1,3 of the s d Province of Xew 
Hampshire, as they stand placed in his Instructions, viz: 
John Wcntworth Arch' 1 Macpheadris 

Shad 1 Wall on John Frost 

Geo. Jatfrey Joth n Odiorne 

Thos. AVestbrook Hen: Sherburne 

Eich d Wibird Sam 1 Penhallow(l) . 

After which his Excellency proceeded to take the oaths re- 
quired by his Commission^ viz: the Oaths appointed to be taken 
by an Act passed in the first year of his late Majesties reign, En- 
tituled an Act for y e further security of his Maj ties Person and 
Government, and y e succession of the Crown in the Heirs of the 
late Princess Sophia, being Protestants, & for extinguishing y e 
hopes of y e pretended Prince of Wales, and his open and secret 
abettors. He also made & subscribed the Declaration, mentioned 
in an Act of Parliament, made in y e twenty-fifth year of the reign 
of King Charles the second, Entituled an Act for preventing 
Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants ; and further 

(l)Saml Penhallow, Councilor, died December 2, 1726, aged sixty-one. He -was born 
at St. Mabou, in the County of Cornwall, in England, July 2, 1665. Being bred a 
Puritan, he came to this country with the Rev. Charles Morton, of Charlestown, Mass., 
in 1680. Mr. Penhallow 's intention was to devote himself to the ministry; but finding 
affairs in this country in a more unsettled state than he expected, he removed to 
Portsmouth and engaged in trade. He married the daughter of the late President 
John Cutt. and in her right inherited a large estate. He held many important offices 
in the Government; was distinguished as a magistrate; was deacon in the Congrega- 
tional Church, lie was appointed Councilor in 1702 ; was Recorder of Deeds, Judge 
of the Superior Court of Judicature, Chief Justice of the same, and Treasurer of the 
Province. Possessed of a strong mind, cultivated by education, and influenced by 
principles of religion, lie discharged the duties of these several ollices with integrity, 
lie was the author of " The History of the Wars of New England with the Eastern 
Indians." from August in, 170:!, to duly, 17J3; & from the 25th of July, 1722, to De- 
cember, 1726. He was exemplary, charitable to the poor and hospitable to strangers. 
Naturally of a warm and sanguine disposition, his firmness had the appearance of 
obstinacy; rigid in his principles, he was unwilling to make due allowances for those 
who dift'ered from him in sentiment. [See Ad. Ann. Portsmouth, pp. 14i>, 150, and 
'• M m '.'/• " prefixed to the "Narrative of Indian Wars," ( incinnati, 1^5'J. — Ej>.j 



1728. RECORDS OF COUNCIL. 19 

took y e usual oath for y e due Execution of the office and Trust 
[p. 35.] of Gov r & Commander-in-Chief, as well with regard to y e 
due and impartial administration of Justice as otherwise; and 
also another oath required to be taken by Governours of Planta- 
tions, to do their utmost that y e several laws relating to trade and 
y e Plantations be observed. Then those of the Council 'who were 
present, namely, the Hon ble John Wentworth, Esq., Shad. Walton, 
Esq., George JatFrey, Esq., Rich d Wibird, Esq., Jotham Odiorne, 
Esq., and Henry Sherburne, Esq., took the oaths required by the 
s d Commission, by them to be taken, viz: The oaths appointed by 
the s d Act, Entituled an Act for y e further security of his Majes- 
ties Person and Goverm* and the succession of the Crown iri the 
Heirs of y e late Princess Sophia, being Protestants ; and for Ex- 
tinguishing the hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales and his 
open and secret abettors. They also made & subscribed the fore- 
mentioned Declaration, and took y e oaths for y e due Executions of 
their place and trust. Then his Excellency proposed the Issuing 
of a Proclamation for continuing all officers, &c, w ch y e Coun 1 ad- 
vised to. 

Ordered, That a Proclamation be prepared accordingly and 
published on Monday next, by beat of Drum, which is as follows 
— vide on file. 

His Excellency was pleased to communicate to y e board an In- 
struction ag st striking & Emitting Bills of Credit, &c, as follows: 

Note. The Council Eecords here abruptly end, and there remains a 
chasm till 1742. 



The following is the form of Oaths taken by the Civil, Military 
and Ecclesiastical officers in New Hampshire, on the accession 
of George II., A. 1). 1727. 

[Hist. Coll. N. H., Vol. IV, pp. 83-S7.] 

I> , do sincerely promise and swear that I will be 

faithful and bear true allegiance to his Majesty King George the 
Second. So help me God. 



I? , do swear that I do from my heart abhor, de- 
test, abjure as impious and heretical, that damnable doctrine and 
position, that Princes excommunicated or deprived by the Pope or 
any authority of the See of Rome, may be deposed or murthered 
by their subjects, or any other whatsoever: and I do declare, that 
no foreign Prince, Person or Prelate, State or Potentate, hath or 
ought to have jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre-eminence or 



20 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within the realm of Great 
Britain. So help me God. 



I , do truly and sincerely acknowledge, profess, 

testify and declare in my conscience before God and the world, 
that our Sovereign Lord, King George the Second, is lawful and 
rightful King of the realm of Great Britain, and all other Iris 
Majesty's Dominions and countries thereunto belonging; and I 
do solemnly and sincerely declare, that I do believe in my con- 
science, that the person pretended to be Prince of Wales during 
the life of the late King James, and since his decease, pretending 
to be, and taking upon himself the style and title of King of Eng- 
land, by the name of James the Third, King of Great Britain, 
hath not any right or title whatsoever to the Crown of the realm 
of Great Britain, or any other of the dominions thereto belong- 
ing. And I do renounce, refuse and abjure any allegiance or obe- 
dience to him. And I do swear that l will bear faith and true 
allegiance to his Majesty, King George the Second, and him will 
defend to the utmost of my power, against all traitorous conspira- 
cies and attempts whatsoever, which shall be made against his 
person, crown and dignity. And I will do my utmost endeavor 
to disclose and make known to his Majesty and his successors, all 
treasons and traitorous conspiracies which I shall know to be 
against him, or any of them; and I do faithfully promise to 
the utmost of my power, to support, maintain, and defend the 
succession of the Crown against him, the said James, and all other 
persons whatsoever; which succession by an Act entitled an Act 
for the further limitation of the Crown, and better securing the 
rights and liberties of the subject is, and stands limited to the 
Princess Sophia, Electress and Dutchess Dowager of Hanover, 
and the heirs of her body being Protestants. And all these things 
I do plainly and sincerely acknowledge and swear, according to 
their express words by me spoken, and according to the plain and 
common sense and understanding of the same words, without any 
equivocation, mental evasion or secret reservation whatsoever. 
And I do make this recognition, acknowledgment, abjuration, re- 
nunciation and promise heartily, willingly and truly, upon the 
true faith of a christian. So help me God. 



[The foregoing oaths were subscribed by the following persons. 
Their names are copied in the order in which they stand in the 
original and are according to their autographs (1). — See X. II. 
Hist. Coll., iv., p. 85.] 

(1) The " original " here referred to has not been found by the Editor. 



1728.] 



EECORDS OP COUNCIL. 



21 



Lieut. Governor 
J. Wentworth 

Council 
M. Hunking 
Shad. Walton 
Arch'd Macpheadris 
Geo : Jaffrey 
Jno. Frost 
K. Wibird 
Jotham Odiome 

Kich d Waldron 

Cler. Con. 

Representatives 
Peter Weare 
James Davis 
Andrew Wiggin 
Paul Gerrish 
Sam 1 Tebe£s 
W. Fellows 
John Downing 
John Gilman 
Jos'a Winget 
John Sanburn 
Ebenezer Stevens 
Rich'd Jennes 
Eph'm Dennet 
Theodore Atkinson 

James Jeffiy 

Cler. Repres. 

Ministers of the Gospel. 
Jabez Fitch 
Hugh Adams 
John Odlin 
Nathaniel Gookin 
William Shurtleff 
Joseph Adams 



Ward Clark 
Nath'l Morrill 
Jon' a Cushing 
William Allen 
Henry Rust 

Civil Officers 
Nathaniel Weare 
Nich'o Gilman 
Nat'l Sargent 
Geo. Walton 
J. Wentworth 
Theodore Atkinson 
Devereaux Bacon 
David Dunbar 
Benj'a Gambling 
Clement Hughes. 

Assembly 
Nath'l Weare 
Andrew Wiggin 
Theod. Atkinson 
Sam'l Thing 
Josh. Peirce 
Sam 1 Tebets 
Geo. Walker 
Eph'm Dennet 
James McKeen 
Paul Gerrish 
Barthol. Thing 
Joshua Winget. 

Military Officers 
Richard Jennes 
John Downing 
John Sanburn 
Ebenezer Stevens 
Francis Mathes 
Nath'l Fellows , 
John Goffe. 



22 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

[Then follows a list of a New Assembly, containing', besides the 
preceding Assembly, the following names:] 

Benj'a Gambling Thomas Smith 

John Sanbnrn Jaccob Sargent [?] 

John Knight John Goffe. 
Samuel Ingalls 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 23 



Journal of the General Assembly. 

[The Journal which follows, from April 30, 1722, till April 22, 1729, is 
found in a MS. volume in the Secretary's office, labelled "Journal of the 
Council & Assembly, 1716-1728." The pages in the margin correspond 
with the paging of the MS. copy. Many miscellaneous papers of much value 
will also be found in the body of the work or in the foot notes, for which due 
credit is given. — Ed.] 

[p. 222.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a General Assembly held at Portsni 
by prorogation, April 30th, 1722. 
Present In Council 
His Excellency Sam 1 Slmte Esq Gov r 
His Honor John Wentworth Esq. L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad. Walton \ 

Mark Hunking > Rich d Wibird [ Esqs. 

Geo. Jaffiy ) "Tho" Packer ) 

Adjorned till tomorrow 10 o'clock a. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem. held at portsmouth by 
adjornm* May 1 st 1722. 
Present In Coun, 
His Excellency Samuel Shute Esq Gov r 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) ™ Mark Hunking ) p 

Shad a Walton J ^ sq Rich d Wibird \ ^ sq 
Tho s Packer Esq 
A message to the house by the Clerk to require Their 
attend a at the board. The Speaker and house came ac- 
cordingly and his Excellency was pleased to make the fol- 
lowing Speech : 

Gentlemen — 

I have nothing at present to acquaint you with from The Court 
of Great Brittain, my packetts being on board the ship that was 
unfortunatly burnt at Sea. I understand that a bill was past at 



24 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

the last Sessions of the parliament, for the Encouragement of Na- 
val Stores, as also that the Duty is taken of your lumber which I 
hope will prove very advantagious to this Province. 

Gent — What I have to recommend to you, is the quick Dispatch 
of Those matters that shall be judged necessary to be done at our 
present Sessions. 

Adjorned till 3 a clock p. m. 



[p. 223.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

Mett according to Adjornment. 

Present as Before, 
also Geo. Jaffry Esq. 
A Message to the board by Cap 1 Wiggin Cap 1 Greenough 
and Mr Dam with the following memorial : 

Pro. N. Harnp 1 '. To His Excellency Samuel Shute Esq., 
Cap* Gen 1 and Commander in Chief in and over His Ma- 
jesty's s d province : 

The Humble Memorial and Request of the House of Rep- 
resentatives of the said province now sitting — Humbly 
Sheweth — 

That It is now more than five years since we The Memo- 
rialists were formed and qualifyed a house of Representa- 
tives for The Province aforesaid, and The Towns whom we 
represent Think it a greivance, That They may not have a 
new choice once in Three years, according To The English 
constitution, and we having once and again prayed for a 
dissolution. It being a Greivance also to our selves by 
being continued so long, Therefore w tb submission we 
humbly pray That Wc may be now Dissolved, for That It 
will be a great benefit To The province and also will create 
and maintain great peace unity and Satisfaction To His 
Majesty's good subjects of Said Province and to our Selves. 
So pray your humble memorialists. 

May 1 st 1722. James Jaffry, Cler. Assem. 

Jotham Odiorne Esq. Enters his Dissent ag 9t This Me- 
morial. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 25 

A Message from His Excellency to The bouse by the 
Clerk w th the following answer to their Memorial : 

[p. 224.] Gentlemen — 

I have considered your memorial and shall be alwayes ready to 
Comply w th the requests of a house of representatives when the 
circumstances of affairs will allow of it. Tho' I must acquaint 
you that I think this Memorial is without precedent, however 
since I know your inclinations I shall take your memorial into 
consideration and Shall at a proper Time endeavour to make you 
easy. In The mean Time I Think it necessary you should see all 
the Debts that have been contracted, discharged and The Treas- 
ury Supplyed. 

A message to the House by Richard Wibird Esq w th a 
vote for a Committe to consider of Striking more bills of 
credit &c. 

Ordered &c. 

Adjorned till tomorrow 10 a clock A. M. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

• At a General Assembly held at ports- 
mouth by Adjornm* May 2 d 1722. 
Present In Council 
Sam* Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq Rich d Wibird V Esq 
Geo. Jaffry ) Tho s Packer ) 

A message to the board by Maj r Gillman and Cap* Gill- 
man with a vote for repealing the Impost and Excise Act, 
and also for refunding to all persons the mony which hath 
been' Taken from them by the impost officer Since the mid- 
dle of March last; Which vote was returned to the house 
by Geo. Jaffry Esq who was directed to recommend to 
them the suspending of said Act for Two months instead 
of Repealing it and likewise to shew them the unreasona- 
bleness of refunding the Dutys mentioned in said vote. 

The petition of Eph a Roberts and others representing 
that they had been condemned in an action of Tresspass in 
the County of Essex for a fact done in New Hamp r and 
praying relief was read at the board as on file. 



2t> PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

[p. 225.] A message to the House by the Clerk to In- 
quire whether any thing was done upon the vote of Council 
sent down yesterday, who replyed It was under considera- 
tion. 

Adjorned Till 8 a clock p. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

Mett according to Adjornm*. Present as before. 

A message to the board by Capt. Gillman w th a vote for 
repealing the impost and Excise Act. 

A message to the board by Mr. Dennet w Ul y e following 
vote : 

In Council, 

Voted, That a Committe of both houses be appointed to 
consider of a proper fund & method for bringing into the 
Treasury, all such monys as have hitherto been postponed 
and also to make an Estimate of the charges of the Gover- 
ment which have arisen since His Majesty's, order to His 
Excellency prohibiting the Striking bills of Credit, <fcc, & 
further to consider what sum is necessary to be now struck 
and Emitted to pay the present Debts and to 'lodge in the 
Treasury for defraying the Contingent charges of the Gov- 
erment, and that Mark Hunking, George Jaffrey and Rich d 
Wibird, Esq rs be of the Committe from this board for the 
service above. 

May 1 st , 1722. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

May 2' 1 , 1722. Read in the house of representatives and 
Concurred, and Voted that Col James Davis, Maj r Jn° 
Gillman and Andrew Wiggin, Esq. be a Committe of this 
house to joyn w th the Gentlemen of the upper house for 
the service Exprest in the above vote. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 

Adjorned till to-morrow 10 a clock a. m. 






1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 27 

[p. 226.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a General Assembly held at 
Portsmouth by Adjornm* May 
8 rd , 1722. 
Present Council 
His Excellency Samuel Shute, Esq. Gov r 
His Honour John Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking > Esqs. R ch d Wibird V Esqs. 

George Jaifry ) Thorn 8 Packer ) 

A Message to the board by Cap 1 Greenough and Cap* 
Gillman praying to be informed whether any thing was 
done upon the vote of the house for repealing the impost 
and Excise act sent up yesterday ; They were answered It 
was und r Consideration. 

A Message to the house by Geo. Jaifry and Rich 3 Wibird, 
Esq 8 w th their vote for repealing the impost and Excise non- 
concurred ; They likewise carryed down a vote of Council, 
for Suspending The force of said a/it (in part) till the end 
of The next Sessions of the Massachusetts Assembly. 

The petition of the Inhabitants of Dover by Their Com- 
mitte Col. Waldron, Cap* Jones and Cap 1 Paul Gerrish, 
praying that Cochecho River and Lamprey River might be 
bridged at the province charge, was read at the board. 

The petition of sundry persons mostly of the Town of 
Dover praying for a Tract of land above the said Town, 
&c, was Read at the board and ordered to be delivered to 
Col. Waldron & Cap 1 Wentworth That They might Collect 
out of the said petitioners such persons as They Thought 
proper to be proprietors and present The same to The 
board for approbation. 

A message to the House by The Clerk, To Enquire 
whether they had yet Acted upon The publick accounts, 
who replyed They had not, That They were very solicitous 
for repealing The impost and Excise Act, and would if pos- 



28 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

sible accomplish That before They entered upon other busy- 
ness. 

A message to the board by Cap 1 Gill man w th the vote of 
The house for repealing the Impost and Excise Act without 
any alteration, and the [p. 227.] Council's vote for suspend- 
ing The said w th out any Thing done thereon, both which 
were returned to The house by Sam 1 Penhallow, Mark 
Hunking and Geo. Jaffry, Esqs. To be further considered. 

A message to the board by Mr. Dennet & Cap 1 Gillman 
w th The following vote : 

In The House of Representatives 

Voted, That The Act of This Province of the fifteenth 
of July, 1721, so far as related to the Dutys of Export 
and impost be suspended until The province of the Mass* 
put Their Act of Export and Impost In force relating to 
this province. 

May 3 rd , 1722. James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 

In Council Eod ra Die. 

Read and Concurred. 

Riclr 4 Waldron, Cler. Con. 

A Message to the house by the Clerk To Recommend To 
them the dispatch of The publick accounts. 
Adjorned Till 3 a clock P. M. 



Pro. N. Hamp*. 

Mett according To Adjornment. 
Present as Before. 
The petition of George Walton for himself and The 
other Children of Sam 1 Allen, Esq. Dec d , praying for a 
Tract of land four miles Square, &c, read at The board as 
on file. 

His Excellency laid before the board a letter from M r 
W m Popple, w ch was read and ordered to be Entered in y e 
Council Book, and is as follows : 



1722.] JOURNAL OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 29 

Sir— 

The Lords Commissioners for Trade and plantations have read 
a letter from M r Newman To me w th The Extract of one from you 
to him in relation to the Act for powder mony to be Collected 
in New [p. 228.] Hampshire and The additional Instruction 
therein mentioned, Whereupon I am Commanded to Acquaint 
you, That Their Lordships Thought That The letter I wrote you 
by their order the 10 th Aug st last, might have been Sufficient to 
have Explained the difficultys M r Newman mentioned in his me- 
morial in relation To The powder mony, but since you have 
thought That The additional Instruction above mentioned was a 
Sufficient Authority To you, To Suspend the Execution of The 
aforementioned act, I am further Commanded To Inform you, 
That The said Act having been passed in 1702 and Confirmed in 
1706 the additional Instruction of 1717 could have no retrospect 
to The foresaid act, besides Tis plain from The words of The In- 
structions that the restriction Therein mentioned onely relates to 
such Acts as Should be passed for the future, and Therefore their 
Lordships are of opinion that you ought To Take care that the. 
said act be punctually putt in Execution according to the true in- 
tent and meaning Thereof. 

I am, 
Your most humble Servant, 

Wm Popple. 

Whitehall, feb r y 13 th , 172£. 

Adjorned till To-morrow 10 a clock a. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem. held at Portsmouth 
by Adjornment May 4 th 1722. 
Present in Council 
His Excellency Samuel Shute, Esq. Gov r 
His Honour Jn° Wentworth Esq. Lt. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) -p Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking ) iJjSqs * Rich d Wibird \ Esqs. 

Tho s Packer ) 
The petition of the Select men of portsmouth praying 
for a Township of six miles broad & Eleven Long Read at 
the board as on file. 

Adjorned till 3 o'clock p. m. 



30 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

[p. 229.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

Mett according to adjornment. 
Present as Before. 
Ordered That the Clerk write to M r Agent Newman and 
acquaint him w th the opinion of His Excellency and the 
Honourable board in relation to the divisional line between 
This province and the Mass 8 w ch was immediately done and 
delivered to His Excel. ency To be Sent him, a copy where- 
of is on file. 

[From MS. Correspondence in Secretary's Office p. 43.] 
Letter to 3fr. Newman, May 4th, 1722. 

Mr. Newman — 

Sir — I am commanded by his Excellency the Gov 1- and the 
Hon ble the Council [of New Hampshire] to represent to you their 
sense of that paragraph in the Mass 3 Charter pn which the deter- 
mination of the Divisional line between this and the Mass a Gov- 
ern^ depends: The words are as follows. " all that part of New 
''England in America lying and extending from the great river 
"commonly called Merrimack on the north part, and from three 
"miles nor-ward of the said river, &c." 

It is the last words of the paragraph which want explanation, 
viz — and from three miles nor-ward of the said river — w ch his 
Excellency and board understand to intend, That from the month 
of said Merrimack three miles directly north, and from the end of 
the s d three miles, to run a west line to the western Ocean, and 
that to be the dividing line between y e two Provinces ; and that 
if it be otherwise as the Mass a would have it, that the said line 
shall run parallel to the river, This the King ? s Prov: of N. Hamp r 
must necessarily be contracted within exceedingly narrow limits; 
the s d River a little above towns running a great length on a north 
course, and to eastward of north, and for the most part northerly; 
which they desire you to lay before the Right Honourable, the 
Lords of Trade and Plantations, which they think sufficient w th out 
any papers to be sent from hence. 

[No signature.] 

A Message to the board by Mr. Dennett and Cap 1 Gil 1- 
man w lh an allowance To The Souldiers sent To The East- 
ward w ch was sent down for amendment by George Jaffry 
and Shad a Walton Esq. 

Adjorned till Tomorrow 
10 a Clock a.m. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. SI 

Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem. held at portsm 

by Adjornm* May 5 th 1722. 
Present In C'oun. 
His Excellency Sam 1 Shute Esq Gov r 
His Honour Jn° Wentworth Esq. L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penliallow ) Shad* Walton J 

Mark Hunking [ Esqs. Rich d Wibird > Esqs. 
Geo. Jaffry ) Tho s Packer ) 

A Message to the board by Mr. Dennett and Cap* Green- 
ough w th the Committee of Auditts report as follows and 
the following votes. 

We The Subscribers being a Committee appointed by the Gen- 
eral Assembly, for Auditting The publick Accounts of the prov- 
ince, have pursuant To such appointm* Examined The several 
claims and Demands laid before us and do hereby report That we 
find justly due to the several persons hereafter mentioned The 
respective Sums Sett against their names viz* 

[p. 230.] 
No. 1, Mr. Treasu™ Acct. of sundry Disbursm ts 

" 2, Capt Moody's Muster Rol 

" 3, Acc e of Victualling Ditto 

" 4, Rob 1 Coates for a flag Staff &c 

" 5, Cap 1 Penhallow's Muster Rol 

" 6, Ace* of Victualling &c 

" 7, M r Clerk Waldron 
'." 8, D r Peirce 

" 9, M 1 Sherriff Gambling for y e year 1721 

" 10, M r Eph r Dennet Coroner 



May 2 d 1722. 



In the House of representatives May 4, 1722, 
Yoted, That the above Accounts be accepted (Except 
Cap* Penhallow's Muster Roll reduced To £193 : 16 : 8 - 
and Cap* Moodys Muster Roll reduced to 64 : 17 : 7) 

James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 



arsm t3 


£213. 


3. 






£ 87. 


11. 


5 




29. 


7. 


4 




5. 


17. 


4 




351. 


15. 


9 




298. 


— 


4 




70. 


— 


— 




35. 


1. 


— 


721 


12. 


— 


— 




4. 


9. 


4 




£1107. 


2. 


9. 


Mark Hunking 






Geo. Jaffi 


T 






Rich d Wibird 






Peter "Wear 






Jotham Odiorne 







£19. 


10. 


— . 


12. 


12. 


7. 


1. 


— . 


— . 


30. 


00. 


7. 



32 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

In Conn. May 5 th 1722. 
Read and Concurred. Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

Sundry Accounts brought in Since The Sitting of y e Au- 
ditors. viz 1 

Col Thomas Packer's account 
L 1 Gov 1 ' Wenfcworths acct 
Benj a Akermans Ace*, being p d 4s 
M r Sherriff Gambling for his Service for 

y c years 1720 & 1719 not being acc ted for 

£63 2. 7. 
[p. 231.] In the House of Represen. 

Voted The above acc 1s be allowed. 
May 5 th 1722. James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 

Eod m die. In Council. 

Read and Concurred. Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

In The House of Represen. 
May 4 th 1722. 
Resolved that The Souldiers named in Cap 1 Moodys Mus- 
ter Roll be paid for Their Service at The Eastw d The sev- 
eral Sums as entered ag sl Their names as in s d Muster Roll 
on file, -in full discharge Thereof. 

James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 
In Council May 5 th 1722. ■ 
Read and concurred, (except the words in full discharge 
thereof). Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 

In the House of represen May 4 th 1722. 
Resolved That Cap 1 Penhallow and The Souldiers named 
in his Master Roll be paid for Their Service the Several 
Sums Sett ag sl Their names as entered in the Said Muster 
Roll on file. In full discharge thereof. 

James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 

In Council May 5 th 1722. 
Read and Concurred (except the words, in full discharge 
thereof.) Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 



1722.] 



JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 



33 



In the House of Represen. May 4 th 1722. 
Toted, That from henceforth all Expresses that Shall be 
Impressed To any where w th in This province, Shall be al- 
lowed, and paid by the Treasurer on Certificate of His per- 
formance thereof six pence P. mile and eight pence P. 
mile To any place out of The Province For himself and 
horse for going out and That ferry s [p. 232.] within this 
province carry them ferry free. 

James JefFry Cler. Assem. 

In Coun. May 5* 1T22. 
Read and Concurred. Rich d Waldron, Cler. Cod. 

A bill entituled an Act for altering the time for holding 
The Superiour Court &c. read at the board. 
Adjorned till monday next, 3 a clock p. M. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . At a General Assembly held at portsm 
by Adjornm* May 7 th 1722. 
Present In Coun. 
His Excellency Samuel Shute Esq r Gov r 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lt Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq. Riclr 4 Wibird \ Esq 
Geo. Jaffry ) Thorn 8 Packer ) 

A Bill entituled an Act for altering The Time for hold- 
ing The Superiour Court of Judicature &c. Read at The 
board a Second and Third Time and past to be Enacted 
and sent down by The Clerk for Concurrence. 

The petition of Sam 1 Penhallow Esq, as Adm r on y e Es- 
tate of John Cutt Deceased praying for a Special Act To 
Enable him To Sell part of the Intestates Estate &c, read 
at The board. 

Adjorned Till Tomorrow 10 a clock a. m. 
3 



34 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem. held at portsm by 
Adjornm 1 May 8 th 1722. 
Present In Council 
His Excellency Sam 1 Shute Esq Govern 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 penhallow ) Shad* Walton ) 

Mark Hunking > Esqs Rich fl Wibird > Esqs 
Geo. Jaffry ) Thomas Packer ) 

Adjorned Till tomorrow a. m. 



[p. 233.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem. by Adjornm* May 
9 th 1722, at portsm . 
Present In Council 
Sam 1 Penhallow ( F Shad? Walton | p 

George Jaffry j ^ sq Rich d Wibird j ^ sq 

Adjorned Till 3 a clock p. M. 

Pro. N. Hamp r . 

Mett according to adjornment. 
Present as Before, also 
Mark Hunking, Tho s Packer, Esq. 

A message to the board by Cap* Odiorne and M r Dennet 
with the following report and votes : 

Pursuant to a vote of the General Assembly of the 2d 
Instant, we have examined The State of the province Debts' 
<fcc, and (hid There has been postponed and drawn out of 
The Treasury That is now To be provided for (the Sum of 
5284 lb ) by Repetition to be paid from the year 1724 To 
1728. 

We find the Debts contracted since the Kings order To 
prohibit the striking bills to amount to .£2256-10-4 of 

which is p d pr Impost 222 To be now Impressed 

for paym 1 of *' 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 85 

And for payment of the accruing charges, there will be 
due, (viz 1 ) 

To His Excellency the Gov r 200 

Repairs of the Fort 50 

Incidents 550 

800 



Total £2801 

To be repaid into The Treasury one half in the year 
1729, The other half 1730 in like bills of Creditt or such 
Naval Stores and Species as shall be agreed on by [p. 284] 
The General Assembly To whom This is submitted By 

Mark Hunking 
Geo. Jaffry 
Rich d Wibird 
James Davis 
John Gill man 
Andrew Wiggin 

In the House of Represen. May 8 th 1722. 
Having considered The report of the above Committee 
we accept and concur in the same. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 
In Council, May 9 th 1722. 
Read and Concurred. Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

In The House of Represen. 
Whereas The Emergencys of this Province have at Sev- 
eral Times occasioned The striking bills of Credit To an- 
swer the present demand thereof and there is yet out 
Standing of the same Impression by repetition five Thous- 
and Three hundred and Eighty four pounds, which bills of 
Creditt are Through much handling, and constant usage 
very much broken and many of them in danger of being 
wholly lost w ch may prove prejudicial especially to the poor 
in whose hands they may Rest and be lost, 

Voted That The aforesaid Sum of five Thousand three 



86 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

hundred and eighty four pounds be forthwith Impressed in 
ord 1 ' to Exchange all the former Impressions of This prov- 
ince Bills before the year 1716, and that The Committe To 
be 'appointed for Signing what may be now Struck for the 
claims on the province as allowed by the Committe may 
Sign the same, and that the aboves d sum be deposited in 
The hands of Trustees, for the ends aboves d and no other, 
w ch shall now be provided for by a fund on the several 
Towns of this Province proportionally to be paid in To the 
[p. 235] said Trustees at five equal payments That is to begin 
at 1724, and so every year to 1728, and to be burnt To Ashes 
by the General Assembly annually, and That a Committe 
be appointed to form a bill accordingly. 

May 9 th 1722. James Jaffry, Cler. Assem. 

Eod m die. In Council. 

Read and Concurred. Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

The House of Represen. having considered the Report 
of The Committee Relating to what is necessary in ord r to 
furnish y e Treasury &c. 

In The House of Represen. 

Voted — That Two Thousand eight hundred pounds bills 
of Credit on This province be forthw th Impressed and that 
a Committe be appointed to sign the same which said com- 
mitte shall furnish The Treasury from Time to Time as 
shall be allowed and ordered by the Gen 1 Assembly, and 
the same committe to form a bill accordingly To bring in 
the same sum of Two Thousand eight hundred pounds. 
To them one half in the year 1729 the other half in the 
year 17-30 in like bills of Credit or naval Stores or such 
Species as Shall be agreed on by The General Assembly. 

May 9 th 1722. Dan 1 Greenough, Cler. pro Temp. 

Eod m Die. In Council. 

Read and Concurred. 

Rich a Waldron, Cler. Con. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 37 

A message to The Board by Cap* Samuel Tibbitts w th 
the following votes : 

Constable Longfellow of Hampton being obstructed in 
The collecting of his rates near the line in Controversy? 
There being Twenty eight pounds twelve shillings behind, 
[p. 236.] In the House of Representatives 

Voted That The said Constable Longfellow be allowed 
the abovesaid twenty eight pounds Twelve shillings out of 
the Treasury, and that the said Sum be levyed on the Town 
of Hampton in Their next Province Tax. 

May 9 th 1722. James Jeffiy, Cler. Assem. 

Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

In The House of Representatives 
Voted That M r Agent Newman be presented w th one 
hundred pounds out of the Two Thousand eight hundred 
pounds voted to be impressed. 
May 9 th 1722. 

Dan 1 Greenough, Cler. pro Temp. 

Eod ra die. In Council. 

Read and Concurred 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 

A Message to the board by Cap* Tibbitts w tla the bill sent 
down the 7 th Instant Entitled an Act for altering The time 
for holding The Superiour Court of Judicature &c. Read 
in the House and non-concurred. 

A Bill Entituled An Act To prevent Swines going at 
large was laid before The board, and past To be Enacted 
and Sent down by Shad a Walton Esq. for Concurrence. 

A Message to the board by M r Eph a Dennet w th a Memo- 
rial & request of Col Walton praying to be reimburst five 
pounds out of the Treasury as on file, and the vote Thereon 
as follows : 



38 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

Iii the House of Represen. 
May 9 th 1722. 

Allowed Col Walton five pounds to be paid him out of 
the publick Treasury. 

Dan 1 Greenough Cler. pro Temp. 

[p. 237.] Eod m die. In Council 

Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 

A Message To the board by M r Dennet w tt The bill Enti- 
tled an Act To prevent S wines going at Large. Read in 
the house and non-concurred. 

Adjorned till tomorrow, 10 a clock A. M. 



Pro. N. Hamp r 

At a Gen 1 Assem held at portsm 
by Adjornm 1 May 10 th 1822. 
Present In Coun. 
His Excellency Sam 1 Shute Esq Gov r 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lt Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking > Esqs Rich d Wibird > Esqs 

Geo. Jaffry ) Tho s Packer ) 

Ordered that the Clerk Issue out proclamations for a 
General Fast To be observed and kept Throughout This 
province upon Thursday the 24 th Instant. 

Rich 3 Waldron Cler Con. 
A Bill Entitled an Act for striking and emitting a further 
Sum of Bills of Credit. Read three times a,t The board 
& past To be Enacted and Sent down To the house for con- 
currence by Sam 1 Penhallow <fc Geo Jaffry Esq r . 

A Message To the board by Mr. Dennet and Cap 1 Tib- 
bits \v th the following vote. 

In the House of Represen. 
Voted, That Mr. Speak 1 Peirce, Col Davis and Col 
Wear be a Committe To joyn w ,h such as may be chosen 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 39 

in the upper bouse for preparing a bill relating to the strik- 
ing bills of Credit and signing the same. 

May 9 th 1722. Dan 1 Greenough, Cler. pro. Temp. 

In Coun. May 10 th 1T22. 

Read and Concurred and Mark Hunking, Geo. Jaffry and 
Rich d Wibird Esq 3 appointed for y e Service above. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 

[p. 238.] A Message To The board by Mr. Dennet and 
Capt Tibbitts w th a vote of the House for addressing His 
Majesty, for liberty to Strike and Emitt more bills of Credit 
w ch was returned To The House by Sam 1 Penhallow and 
Geo Jaffry Esq 8 for farther consideration, by the same 
Message The bill Entitled an Act to prevent Swines going 
at large was Sent down To be reconsidered. 

A Message to The House by The clerk w th The Petition 
of the Town of Dover as Minuted the 3 rd Instant and a 
vote of Council Thereon (namely) for allowing the peti- 
tioners Sixty pounds out of The Treasury Towards bridging 
Cochecho & Lampry rivers. 

Adjorned Till 3 a clock p. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

Mett according to adjornment. 
Present as Before 
A Message to The' board by Cap* Tibbitts and M r Dennet 
w th The Bill Entitled an Act for Striking and Emitting a 
further sum of Bills of Credit concurred & past To be 
Enacted w ch being Immediately Engrost was signed and 
sealed accordingly. 

A Message To The board by M r Dennet w th the following 
vote. 

In the House of Represen. 
May 10 th 1722. 
Voted That a Committee of both houses be chosen to 
Desire our agent M r Newman To give us advice what proper 



40 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

Steps may be used in ord r to obtain The Royal assent for 
Striking bills of Credit in this province for the encouragein* 
of raising naval Stores, Cap 1 Odiorne Maj r Gillman and 
Cap 1 Wiggin Esq 3 are of the Committee from This house 
for the ends afores d . 

Dan 1 Greenough Cler. pro Temp. 

Eod m die. In Council. 

Read and Concurred and Mark Hunking Geo Jaffry & 
Rich 3 Wibird Esq appointed for y e service above. 

Rich. Waldron Cler. Con. 

[p. 239.] A Message To the board by M r Dennet w th The 
vote of Council for granting sixty pounds towards The 
bridging Cochecho & Lampry River non-concurred. 

A Message to the board by Mess ra Odiorne Dennet and 
Greenough w th the following vote. 

In the House of Represen. May 10 th 1722 
Voted. That His Excellency be presented v? m one hun- 
dred pounds to be paid him out of the publick Treasury. 
Dan 1 Greenough Cler. pro. Temp r . 
Eod m die. In Council. 

Read and Concurred. 

Rich. Waldron, Cler. Con. 

Several Charters being prepared by order of His Excel- 
lency The Gov r and Council for granting sundry tracts of 
land in this province and incorporating The Grantees were 
this day laid before the board, and being Read were signed 
and sealed, (namely) 
1 st Chester Charter dated y° 8 th Instant 

2. Nottingham J 

3. Barrington > dated this day. 

4. Rochester ) 

Copys of which Charters are on file. 

The petition of Samuel Weeks and others in behalf of 
the parish of Greenland, praying To be proprietors in Bar- 



1722.J JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 41 

rington, or that another Tract of land be granted them as 
an Equivalent for it, Read at the board as on file. 
Adjorned Till Tomorrow 10 a clock a. m. 



[p. 240.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem. held at portsm 
May 11 th 1722 by Adjornment. 
Present In Council. 
His Excellency Sam 1 Shute Esq Gov r 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq. L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penh allow ) Sliad a Walton J 

Mark Hunking > Esqs Rich d Wibird > Esqs 

George Jaffry ) Tho s Packer ) 

A message to the House by Cap 1 Wibird w lh a vote of 
Council for a Committee To survey The land between Co- 
checho and Winnipishoky pond which was returned by 
Cap* Tibbitts concurred and is as follows. 
In Council May 11 th 1722. 
Voted That Lieu* Col James Davis, Maj r Jno. Gillman 
and Cap* Timothy Gerrish be a Committee To Survey & 
find out The most Commodious way to Winnipishoky pond 
and Report the same w th an Estimate of the Charge That 
will attend the opening or clearing Thereof to the Gov r & 
Council within six weeks and that They be paid for the 
same out of The Treasury. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 
In the House of Represen. May 11 th 1722. 
Read and Concurred. 

Dan 1 Greenough Cler. pro. Temp. 
A Message to The House by Sam 1 Penhallow and Rich d 
Wibird Esq r w th a vote of Council ab* Swine, w ch was re- 
turned by a member of The House Concurred, and is as 
follows. 

In Council May 11 th 1722. 
Voted. That from and after the first day of June 1722 



42 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

for and during The Term of three years next ensuing The 
said day no Swine Shall go at large in that part of The 
Town of Portsmouth which lyes to the northeastw (1 of a 
straight line [p. 241.] which shall run from Edward Cates 
house To the head of the Creek at Islington, under the 
penalty of ten shillings fine to be paid by the owner of Such 
Swine so offending, one half To The Informer The other 
half To The poor in s fi Town, and so toties Quoties any laws 
useage or Custom To the contraiy notwithstanding. 

Rich* Waldron, Cler. Con. 
In the House of Represen. May 11 th 1722. 

Read and Concurred. 

Dan 1 Greenough Cler. pro. Temp re 

Cap* Archibald Macpheadris being sent for by His Excel- 
lency appeared at the board who took the oathes Insteed of 
the oathes of Allegiance and Supremacy, and The oath of 
a Councillor and Then being directed by His Excellency 
took his place at The board. 

In Council. 

Granted To The Children of Samuel Allen Esq. Deceased 
and to Their heirs a Tract of land of four miles square ad- 
joyning to Chester side line, and Notingham head line 
upon Condition They Settle fifteen familys on the same 
within five years, but in case of an Indian Warr within that 
limitation Then to have so many years after the end of the 
s d Warr To perform the aforesaid Condition. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 

Reserved for The Inhabitants of N. Castle & Greenland 
a Tract of land of four miles broad bounded by the land 
granted to M r Allen's Children, and six miles long bounded 
on Nottingham head line, To be hereafter Granted upon 
such Conditions as The board shall Think meet. 

Rich* Waldron, Cler. Con. 

The Children of Mrs Ann Clark, who formerly petitioned 
for a Special Act to enable her to Sell a Tract of Entailed 



1722.] JOURNAL OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 43 

land appeared at The board aid voluntaryly declared, 

(namely) Margaret Swain, [p. 242.^ Bridget Miller & Sarah 

Clark, That They were freely willing and did Consent to 

the Cutting of the s a Intail. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

In Coun. 

Ordered, That the Acts and laws of This province w ch 
are yet onely in Manuscript be forthw th putt in print and 
that Sam 1 Penhallow Esq Take the care Thereof. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

A Message to The house by The Clerk, to Require Their 
attend 9, at the board, The Speaker and house came accord- 
ingly and Then His Excellency was pleased to prorogue 
Them and accordingly They were Prorogued Till the 
first Tuesday In Aug st next. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Session of The Gen 1 Assem. Mett being 
Especially Summoned and held at Portsmouth 
the 28 fh day of June 1722. 
Present In Coun. 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq 1/ Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking \ Esqs Tho s Packer > Esqs 

Geo. Jaffry j Arch a Mxpheadris ) 

A Message to the house by the Clerk requiring Their 
attend a at the board, The Speaker and house came accord- 
ingly, and his Hon r The 1/ Gov r Informed them, His Excel- 
lency Gov 1 ' Shute had directed the Impressing Thirty men 
To joyn The Eastern recruits as the Quota of This Prov- 
iiice and That They were accordingly Impressed and that 
he expected provision for their [p. 243.] subsistance. Then 
The house prayed leave to withdraw to consider The prem- 
ises and afterward sent up a vote that no Souldier be paid 
or subsisted for service at The Eastward &c. as in s d vote 
on file, under consideration. 



44 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

In Council 
Ordered That M r Treasurer Penhallow forthwith provide 
twelve barrels pork & twenty five hundred weight of bread 
To be ready for His Majesty's Service, in case of Emer- 
gency. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 

A message To The board by M r Dennet w lh y e following 
vote. 

In The House of Represen. 
June 28 th 1722. 
Voted, That His Excellency be desired that the men 
now Impressed may be imployed in scouting within this 
province and in cutting the Road from Winnipishoky pond 
to Dover as lately surveyed and that The Treasurer supply 
Them w th provision and ammunition, and that no Sons un- 
der age or servants be admitted to Take up any of Their 
Wages, without Their parents or Masters consent. 

James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 
Eod m die. In Council. 

Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

His IIon r The Lieu* Gov r acquainted The board That he 
was impowered by His Excellency Gov r Shute to Dissolve 
The Assembly (if he saw meet) and Therefore moved the 
Council for Their advice Thereupon who unanimously ad- 
vised in the affirmative. Then His Hon 1 ' Sent for the 
House by The Clerk. The Speak 1 & house came accord- 
ingly and His Hon r was pleased to pronounce the present 
Gen Assembly 

Dissolved. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 45 

[p. 244.] Pro. N. Hanip. 

At a General Assembly begun and 
held at portsmouth July 2 d 1722. 
Being the first Session. 
Present In Council. 
His Honour Jn° Wentworth Esq L* Gov 1 ' 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) 

Mark Hunking > Esqs Shad a Walton ) y 
George Jaffry ) Thorn 8 Packer \ " 

M r Sherriff Gambling made return of His precept (Issued 
out the twenty eighth of July last for calling a new Assem- 
bly To meet and Sett this day) w th the names of the several 
persons Elected and Deputed to represent the several Towns 
as follows. 

John Plaisted Esq ] 
M r Eph a Dennet } for Portsm 
M r W m Fellows ) 
James Davis ) 

Cap* Tim Gerrish > for Dover 
Cap 1 Sam 1 Tibbitts } 
John Redman ) tt l 
M^JohnSanburn| Ham P ton 
Peter Wear Esq, Hamp falls 
John Gillman Esq ) -^ , r 
Cap* Jn° Gillman ] Met 
Jotham Odiorne Esq ) XT ^, Jl 
W Theo Atkinson [ N " Castle 
Sam 1 Easman, Kingston 
Cap* Jn° Downing, Newington 
And w Wiggin Esq, Streatham 

A Message from the board by Sam 1 Penhallow Geo Jaffry 
Esq and The Clerk to administer The oathes appointed by 
law To The several Deputys above named, To qualify 
Them for busyness w ch was done accordingly. 

A Message to the house by The Clerk To require their 
attend* at the board. They came accordingly and His Hon- 
our ^directed them (as they were the persons returned to 



40 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

Serve in the Gen 1 Assem. and now qualified) To proceed 
To chuse A Speaker and Settle The house &c. Then they 
withdrew to their own Chamber. 

A Message to the board by Jotham Odiorne and Andrew 
Wiggin Esq. to acquaint His Hon 1- That the House h ,d 
Chosen Peter Wear Esq Their Speaker. 

[p. 245.] A Message to the house by the Clerk to require 
Their attend a at the board.. They came accordingly To 
whom His Honour The Lieu 1 Governour declared his ac- 
ceptance of Their choice of a Speaker, and then prorogued 
The Gen 1 Assembly and accordingly they were Prorogued, 
Till The first Tuesday in Aug st next. 

Prorogued Till y e 15 Aug st 1722. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a General Assembly held at Portsmouth 
by prorogation Aug st 15 th 1722. 
Present In Council 
His Honor John Wentworth Esq Lt. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penh allow ) p Geo Jaffry ) 

Mark flunking j ^ sq Pich d Wibi d } Esq 

Tho s Pack r J 
A Message to the house by the Clerk to require their 
attend a at the board, The Speak r and house came accord- 
ingly and his Hon 1- was pleased to make the following 
Speech. 

Gentlemen — 

I had no thoughts of Seeing you untill His Excellency our Gov- 
ernour came into this province which will be the latter end of 
September, but a warr being declared ag st the Indian Rebels of 
the East and also receiving a letter from his Excellency That he 
intended to see The Gen 1 Assembly of the Mass 8 o:i the 8 th Instant 
Aug 8 * in ord* to push on a vigorous Warr ag 8 ' our Eastern Enemys 
which letter I shall lay before you. 

I hope it will be for II Majesty's Service and the good of This 
Goverment That we [p. 246.] arc nowmett to consult of and soon 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 47 

make such resolves as may push on This warr (that we are so 
forced into) with a hearty willing mind. 

Judge there is none among us that scruples the Justice of This 
warr on our part since the Indians have so often violated Their 
most Solemn Treatys and Ingagements to ns. 

I suppose It's generally Thought That The Scout now on the 
frontiers of this province under y e Command of Maj r John Gill- 
man is and has been of service, but in case our neighbours of 
the Mass a make an offensive warr and keep out a sufficient num- 
ber of men to march to the Enemys head Quart' rs and also to 
scour the Sea-Coast at The same time, Then and in such case I 
hope we shall cheerfully come in to send our Quota of men and 
joyn w th them to putt a Speedy end to this warr. 

If such an army be kept moving in the Eastern parts, Then our 
Scout which I think it absolutely necessary there should be one 
may be reduced to a Much Small 1 " number, Than what we now 
have and as we shall not at present enter upon any other busy- 
ness but that of The warr, I hope you will Take it under your 
serious consideration and grant such Supplys as may carry on the 
warr chearfully, and also that the Honour of the Government may 
be supported, for the accomplishing of which you are always sure 
of my best Endeavours. 

Jn° Wentworth. 

The Speak r prayed a Copy of the foregoing Speech who 
was answered by His Hon 1 ' that the Clerk should Serve him 
w th a Copy Thereof, Then the House w th drew to Their own 
Chamber. 

A Message to The house by The Clerk, w th a Copy of 
His Hon 1 ' The L l Gov 1 ' 3 Speech, and a letter from His Ex- 
cellency to The L* Gov r referred to in s d Speech. 
Adjorned Till 8 a clock p. M. 



[p. 247.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

Mett according to Adjournment. 
Present In Council, As Before. 
Adjorned Till Tomorrow 10 a clock a. m. 



43 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

Pro. X. Ilamp 1 '. 

At a General Assem. held at portsm 
by adjornm* Aug 9t 16 1722. 
Present In Coun. 
His Honour Jn° Wentworth Esq L 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ( p Geo. Jaffrv ) 

Mark Hunking j ^ sq Rich d Wibird \ Esq 

Tho 9 Packer ) 
Adjorned Till 4 a clock p. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

Mett according to adjornm*. 
Present In Coun. As Before. 
Adjorned Till Tomorrow 10 a clock a. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a General Assembly held at portsm 
by adjornm 4 Aug st 17, 1722. 
Present In Coun. 
His Hon r Jn° Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Samuel Penhallow ) P , Geo. Jaffry ) 

Mark Hunking ( ^ sq Rich d Wibird [ Esq 

Tho 8 Packer ) 
A Message to the board by Cap t Gerrish and M r Dennet 
w th The House of Represen 8 answers to His Hon rs Speech, 
and w th The following account and vote. 

Pro. N. Hamp r Dr. 
For service done in Surveying The road [p. 248] to Win- 
nipishoky, May 21 st 1722. 

To Col James Davis 5 days <£2. 10. 

Cap* Tim Gerrish 6 ditto 30. 

M r Rich d Waldron 5 ditto 2. 10 

Jn° Wingate 5 ditto 1. 5 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 49 



W m Hill 


5 days 


Edw d Evans 


5 ditto 


Dan 1 Davis 


5 ditto 



1. 


5 


1. 


5 


1. 


5 



£13. 
In The House of Represen. 
Aug st 17, 1722 
Toted, That the above account be allowed. 

James Jaffry Cler. Assem. 
Eod m die In Council 

Read and Concurred 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 

A Message To the board by Col Hunking and Cap* Wi- 
bird w th a vote for a Committee of warr w ch was returned 
by Cap* Odiorne non Concurred. 

A Message to the House by Rich d Wibird and Tho s Packer 
Esq w th a vote of Council for a Committee To wait on His 
Excellency which was returned by M r Fellows and Cap 
Tibbitts Concurred and is as follows. 

In Coun. Aug st 17 th 1722 

Voted, That one of the House be joyned w th one of This 
board to wait on His Excellency w th The answer of The 
House To His Excellency's letter and the L* Gov 1 ' 3 Speech 
and discourse Him Thereon. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 
Eod m die. In the House of Represen. 

Read and Concurred. 

James Jaffry, Cler Assem. 

A Message to the House by George Jeffry Esq w th Their 
answer to The Lt Gov rs Speech to be amended w ch was re- 
turned to The board by M r Atkinson and Capt Wiggin w th - 
out any alteration & is as follows. 

[p. 249.] May it please your Honour. 

In answer To your Honours speech, 
Your Honour Having been pleased in your speech at The open- 
ing This Sessions To Inform us That a warr being declared ag 8t 
4 



50 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

The Indian Rebels at the Eastw d who have violated all Their 
Treaty s and made an unjust warr upon us, That it would be ne- 
cessary for us in Conjunction w th The Massa* to push on a vigor- 
ous warr to The utmost of our power and ability we are entirely 
of your honours opinion, and Therefore shall chearfully concurr 
in raising such Sums of mony as shall be sufficient To carry on 
our proportionate part of The said warr. But whereas our Gov- 
erment lying- much of it fronting up on y e Wilderness from whence 
The Indians make their fatal Inroads upon us, as this province has 
formerly felt by wofull Experience and may reasonably Expect 
The like again, and having lately discovered that some of Their 
headquarters are not much above a day's March above our Towns, 
So That whatsoever we can raise in This Government being im- 
ployed on our frontiers would not only be a protection to us, but 
a very great annoyance To The Enemy, and Tend very much to 
The distressing Them and bringing the warr to a Speedy conclu- 
sion, and we are of opinion That our Good friends and neighbors 
of The Mass* will Esteem it a proportionable part in carrying on 
The warr, and That His Excellency will direct his Commanding 
officers that maybe posted near unto us, To Concert measures w ,h 
ours for suppressing and destroying The Enemy as opportunity & 
occasion may offer. And whereas you hon r was pleased To lay 
before us his Excellencys letter of y e 13 th Curr* wherein he directs 
To Send Seventy men To The Eastward To joyn The Army There 
we find our Selves utterly unable To Support That Charge and at 
The same Time To be able to Secure our frontiers and to oppose 
The Enemy in case of an attack. 

Peter "Wear, Speak r . 

Aug 8 * 17 1722. 

Adjourned till 3 a clock r. M. 



[p. 250.] Pro. N. Hamp. 

Mett according to adjornment. 
Present as Before. 
A Message To The board by Mess ra Wiggin and gasman 
w ,h The following vote. 

In the House of Represen. Aug 8t 17 th 1722. 
Voted, That a Committee of This house be chosen To 
joyn \v th a Committee of The upper house To draw up In- 
structions for Those Gentlemen That are to wait on His 



1722.] JOURNAL OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 51 

Excellency according To our vote in The morning, and To 
lay the same before The General Assembly for their appro- 
bation. 

AugSt 17 th 1722 James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 

Eod m Die. In Council. 

Read and Concurred, and Voted, That Col Hunking, 
Geo. Jaffry and Rich d Wibird Esq be of The Committe 
from the board to joyn w th so many of The house for The 
Service above. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 
Eod ra die. 

In The House of Represen. 
Yoted, That Andrew Wiggin Esq. Cap* W m Fellows and 
M r Theo. Atkinson be of The Committe of This house for 
the Service above. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 

Adjorned till tomorrow 9 a clock a. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a General Assem. held at portsm 
by Adjornm* Aug st 18 th 1722. 
Present In Council 
His Honour Jn° Wentworth Esq L 1 Gov 1 ' 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) v Geo. Jaffry ) 

Mark Hunking J ^ sq Rich h Wibird | Esq 

Tho 8 Packer ) 
A Message To The board by Cap* Samuel Tibbitts w th the 
following votes. 

[p. 251.] In the House of Represen. Aug st 17 1722 

Voted. That Isaac Green be allowed and paid by the 
Town of Hampton The sum of Three Shillings pr day for 
forty eight days according To his oath and that The Select 
men of said Town of Hampton make an assessment for the 
same on said Town. 

James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 



02 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

Eod m die. In Council 

Read and Concurred. 

Rich' 1 Waldron Cler. Con. 

In The House of Represen. Aug st IT 1722. 
Voted, That the sum of seven pounds be allowed and 
paid out of The Treasury unto Benj" Akerman for his Ser- 
vice as door keeper for y e year 1721. 

James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 
Eod m die. In Council 

Head and Concurred. 

Rich (1 Waldron Cler. Con. 

George Jaffry Esq laid before the board a receipt w cl1 was 
ordered To be entered here and Returned to him. It is as 
follows. 

Received of George Jaffry Esq. pr ord r of The Committe 
for Signing bills of Credit Thirteen hundred Seventy five 
pounds province bills for Supply of The Treasury, pursuant 
to order of The Gen 1 Assem. July 26 th 1722. 

Pr Samuel Penhallow Treasurer. 

A Message To The board by M r Atkinson Cap* Gerrish 
and Cap* Tibbitts w th a vote for accepting The Committees 
report appointed To prepare Instructions for The Gentlem 11 
who are to wait on his Excellency w ch was read and 
non-concurred and sent down by Rich d Wibird Esq. 
Also by him was sent down a vote of Council for accepting 
another Report of y e same Committee w ch was returned To 
the board by Lt. Col Davis [p. 252.] Capt Gerrish and 
Two other members non-Concurred as on file. 

[From the Journal of the House] 
Alio-. IS, 1722. 

Instructions for the (hut. of the Committee yt are to watte on 

his Excettencie. 

To acquaint his E.v 11 y e Governour that this Prov. and every 

Town in it is so very much exposed to the Insult of the Enemy 

Indians, by being in a manner all frontiers, as that this Goverm* 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 53 

is unable to comply with his Excell 8 Demands of sending seventy 
men to the Eastward, &c. But to assure him y>* if the Goverum* 
of the Mass a will, upon advising" with this Governm* joyn in an 
Expedition ag 9t the enemy at Wlnnipisokee Pond, Osapee, Pic- 
waket, & at y e head of Merrymak as Conega? &c. this Governm* 
will readily & cheerfully joyne with them to the number of men 
mentioned in his Excellences letter, which Expeditions may both 
annoy the enemy and cover the Frontiers of the Mass a on Merry- 
mack river & this Province at the same time. But this Province 
lying under much the same circumstances and altogether as much 
exposed to the incursions of the Enemy as that part of the county 
of York, viz. York, Berwick, Kittery & Wells, and his Excellen- 
cie having tho't it proper not only to exempt the towns abovesaid 
from any expedition formed ag st the Indians beyond the bounds 
of s d county, but have afforded them upwards of 100 men from 
the westward, posted there for theire security ; therefore being 
under y e same circumstances, Pray wee may be excused sending 
any men into the Eastern Country upon the same consideration. 

The above submitted to Gen 1 Assembly for approbation. 

Theo. Atkinson, Clk. Com. 

In council read & non-concurred. 

R. Waldron, Cler. Con. 

A Message To the board by James Davis Esq w th a vote 
of The house for giving Thanks To his Hcm r the U Gov r 
for his great care in visiting The frontiers and ordering 
Scouts &c. as on file. 

Adjorned till y e 29 th Instant. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assembly held at portsm c 
by Adjornm* Aug st 29 th 1722. 
Present In Council 
His Hon r John Wentvvorth Esq Lt Gov r 
Samuel Penhallow ) -^ Geo Jaffiy ) 

Mark Hunking J m( * Shad a Walton f Esq 

Rich d Wibird ) 
Adjorned Till 3 a clock p. M. 



5-i PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

[From Journal of the House.] 
Instructions to the Gent, to be Elected to waite on his Excellencee 
from this Prov: to confer with him touching ye Indian Warr &c. 

To acquaint his Excellencie y e Gov r y* this Governm* will joyne 
with the Massachusetts in all such Expeditions ag st the Indian 
enemy as shall be agreed on by both Governm 19 , not exceeding 
one company of fifty men at one time ; & y* this Governm 1 expect 
to be consulted about all Expeditions in which our Quota is 
demanded. 

Submitted for approbation. 

Theo. Atkinson, Cler. Comitte. 

In Council, August 18, 1722. 

Read & accepted & ordered to be sent down for concurrence. 

Eodem die. In y e house of Representatives. Read and non- 
concurred. 



Pro N. Hanip r . 

Mett according to adjornment. 
Present as Before. 
Also Tho 8 Pack r Esq 
A Message To The House by The Clerk To require Their 
Attend* at the board. The Speak* and house came accord- 
ingly and his hon r was pleased To make The following 
Speech. 

Gentlemen— 

You have had a recess for a few days That you might The bet- 
ter consider of what I laid before you at our last Sitting and more 
Especially That part of it w ch relates to The sending our Quota of 
men To The Eastward to joyn with our Neighbors of The Massa- 
chusetts [p. 253.] In Marching To The Head Quarters of The In- 
dian Rebels & That you will freely grant Such Supplys as may be 
necessary for Their subsistance, in doing of which, We act but 
the Just part To our selves and also Cultivate a good understand- 
ing w th our neighboring Goverment who we see are most gen- 
erously Entered into The present Warr. 

1 Flatter my self That We are all of opinion That it is our In- 
terest to Act in Conjunction \v th Them, more Especially in matters 
That Relate to The warr. 

I Have given His Excellency our Governour an Account how 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 55 

farr we had proceeded and that I had further prorogued you for a 
few days in hopes you would better consider Thereof, and come 
in To send our Quota. I have His Excellency's answer Thereon, 
who is greatly Surprised that you should refuse doing a Thing so 
much your Interest and what the greatest part of you Toted in 
May Session. 

John "Wentworth. 

Robert Coates presented an Acct of Victualling labour- 
ers at Fort W ra and Mary To The board. 
Ordered In Council, 

That Twelve pounds be paid To The accountant in part 
out of the Treasury, and that The Clerk make out a War- 
rant accordingly, and That The Ace* be laid before The 
Committe of Audits for Their allowance of the residue. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

The petition of The Represen ts of The Town of Dover, 
praying for a Special Act To Exempt That Town from keep- 
ing a gramar School during the Indian warr. Read at y e 
board and voted That the prayer be allowed &c. and The 
Said petition and vote sent down by The Clerk for Con- 
currence. 

Adjoined Till Tomorrow 10 a clock a. m. 



[p. 254.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem. held at portsmouth 
by Adjornm* Aug st 30 th 1722 
Present In Council 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq Lt Gov 1 ' 
Samuel Penhallow ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Mark Hunking > Esq Shad a Walton \ Esq 
Geo Jaffry ) Thorn 8 Packer ) 

A Message to the board by Cap* Gerrish and M r Dennet 
w th a resolve of the house that no men be supported in the 
Eastern parts by this Goverment as on file. Also a Yote 
for a Committe To prepare a bill for The Encouragem 1 of 
Souldiers & Voluntiers ; and The vote of Coun. for grant- 



56 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

ing The prayer of Dover petition concurred w th is as 
follows. 

Voted That the prayer of The petition for Exempting 
Dover from keeping a grammar School during The Indian 
warr be granted and that The petitioners have leave to 
bring in a Bill accordingly. 

Aug 8 * 29 th 1722. Rich* Waldron, Cler. Con. 

In The House of Represen. Aug 8 * 30 1h 1722. 

Read and Concurred provided They keep a school for 
Reading and writing & arithmetick. 

James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 

His Honour The L 1 Governour Communicated To the 
board a letter from His Excellency of y c 27 th Instant di- 
recting The Impressing fifty men to joyn the Mass a Army 
To March Eastward which were impressed and now ready 
to move, and therefore acquainted Mr. Treasurer Penhallow 
he expected that he should provide for their subsi stance 
immediately ; who replyed, he would readily do it, but that 
he had not wherew th in the Treasury for their suppl}*, and 
therefore could not comply with his Honour's directions till 
he was enabled by the Gen 1 Assembly. 

A message to the House by Capt. Wibird \v tb a vote for 
building a block House at Winnipishoky pond. 

Adjourned till 3 o'clock, p. m. 



[p. 255.] Mett according to adjornm* 

Present as Before. 
A message to the Board by Messrs. Fellows and Atkin- 
son with the following vote. 

In Council, Aug. 30 th 1722. 
Voted, That a block-house be forthw 01 built at Winni- 
pishoky pond, at such place and in such form as a Com- 
mute to be appointed for that end shall direct, for the 
annoyance of the Indian Enemy in those parts, & that a 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 57 

Committe of both houses be appointed to make an estimate 
of the charge, in order to have the sum allowed and voted ; 
which committe for making the estimate on the part of the 
Board are Col. Hunking and Col. Walton. 

Eich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

Eodem die. In the House of Represent 

Read and Concurred, and Col. James Davis, and Cap 1 
Tim Gerrish to be of a Committe of this House to joyn 
w th the above Committe for the end aforesaid. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 
A message to the house by the Clerk w th the vote for a 
Committe to prepare a bill for the Encouragement of soul- 
diers and volunteers ; and the Committe nominated . . . 
w ch was returned by Capt Odiorne, concurred, and is as 
follows : 

In the House of Represent 8 Aug 30 th 1722. 
Voted, That a bill be drawn up for Encouragem* of vol- 
unteers and soldiers of this Province ag st y e Indian Enemy ; 
and that a Committe of this house be chosen to joyn w th a 
Committe of the upper house for drawing up a bill accord- 
ingly. 

James Jaffry, Cler. Assem. 

[p. 256.] Eodem die, In Council, 

Read and concurred ; and George Jaffry and Rich d Wi- 
bird, Esqs. appointed to be of the Committe from the board 
for the service above. 

Rich* Waldron, Cler. Con. 

Eod m die, In the House of Represent 

Voted, That Capt. Wm. Fellows and Mr. Theodore At- 
kinson be a Committee of this house to joyn w th the above 
Committe for the end abovesaid. 

James Jeffrey, Cler. Assem. 

Capt. Tim Gerrish presented to the board a bill entituled 
an Act to exempt the Town of Dover from the penalty of 
the Act relating to Grammar schools, which was read three 



58 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

times and past to bo enacted, and sent down for concur- 
rence by the Clerk. 

Adjorned till tomorrow, 10 o'clock, a. m. 



Pro: N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem. held at Portsm 
by adjornm 1 Ang st 31 6t 1722. 
Present in Council 
His Hon r John Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r 
Samuel Penhallow ) -^ George Jaffry ) -^ 

Mark Hunking j ^ sqs ' Rich d Wibird j ^ sqs ' 

Tho s Packer, Esq. 
Adjorned till Sep 1 1 st 1722. 



Pro : N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem. held at Portsm 
by adjornm* 7 br 1 st 1722. 
Present in Council 
His Honour Jno. Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r . 
Samuel Penhallow ) r Geo. Jaffrey ) p 

Mark Hunking j ^ sqS * Rich d Wibird j ^ sqs ' 

Tho 8 Packer, Esq. 
[p. 257.] A message to the board by Capt. Gerrish and 
Capt. Tibbets w th the Report of the Committe for Win- 
nipishoky Fort, and a vote thereon, which vote was returned 
by Geo. Jaffry, Esq. to be amended, and was amended and 
brought up again by Mr. Dennet. The said Report & vote 
are as follow : 

An Estimate of the Committe for building and erecting 
a block-house on the side of Winnepishoky pond, at the 
south-east side near the opening of the pond, so near the 
bank of the pond as may be thought convenient ; and for 
the building a block-house of fifty feet long and forty feet 
wide, with two Flankers, and barricks of nine feet wide all 
around w th in side, and to be built within and without w tb 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 59 

square timber of eight inches thick, and the walls without 
to be fifteen feet high ; and the barricks w th in eight feet, 
for which we, the subscribers, do estimate the cost to finish 
s d block-house about two hundred pounds. 
Aug. 30 th 1722. Mark Hunking^ 

Shad. Walton ( n ... 
t i-k • > Committe. 

James Davis ( 

Tim Gerrish J 

In the House of Represen ts 7 br 1 st , 1722. 
Voted, That the Report of the Committe for building a 
block-house at Winnipishoky pond be accepted, with this 
amendment. That the s d block-house or Fort be made fifty 
feet square, and that the Commander-in-Chief be desired to 
provide one hundred & fifty men, at least, for that service, 
including the labourers, and that it be begun as soon as 
conveniently may be ; & that the Treasurer be ordered to 
supply accordingly. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 

Eodem die, In Council 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron,Cler. Con. 

[p. 258.] A message to the board by Capt. Gerrish and 
Mr. Sanburn, w th the following vote : 

In the House of Represen ts 7 br 1 st 1722. 
Voted, That the Committe in whose hands the mony is, 
supply the Treasury w th four hundred pounds for the sub- 
sistance of the forces that shall be imployed in building the 
block-house voted to be built at Winnipishoky, and for 
furnishing and supplying w th provision and ammunition 
such volunteers as shall have or obtain the approbation of 
the Command r in Chief for the time being. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 
Eodem die, in Council, 
Read and concurred. 

Richard Waldron, Cler. Con. 



60 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

A message to the House by the Clerk to require their 

Attend 8 at the board : The Speak 1 " and house came accord- 
ingly. Then the three following hills, w ch were past to be 
enacted in both houses, were again read and signed and 
sealed at the hoard, (namely) 

An Act to encourage the prosecution of the Indian Ene- 
my and Rebels. 

An Act in addition to the Acts for regulating the Militia. 

An Act to exempt the Town of Dover from y e penalty of 
the act relating to Grammar Schools. 

Then his Hon r was pleased to prorogue the Gen 1 Assem : 
and accordingly (hey were 

Prorogued, till y e 8 th day of October next. 

Prorogued till y e 17 th Instant. 



[p. 259.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assembly held at Portsmouth, 
by prorogation, October 17 Lh 1722. 
Present in Council, 
His Hon 1 ' Jno. Went worth, Esq. Lt. Governour. 
Sam 1 Penhallow j r Rich d Wibird ) v 

MarkHunking ^ sc l s - Thorn 8 Packer \ ^ q ' 
A message to the house by the Clerk to require their 
attend a atthis board ; the Speaker and House came accord- 
ingly, & then his Hon 1 ' was pleased to make the following 
Speech : — 

Gentlemen — 

j received a letter from his Excellency our Governour, bearing 
date the 5 th instant, advising me that Coll Schiler, w th seven 
Maquas were come to Boston to treat with the Massachusetts Gov- 
ernment ab* the Eastern Indian warr; which affair would not per- 
mit his Excellency's coming into the Province this Fall, for w ch 
reason. I purpose that our Sessions he short, & therefore pass on 
those things onely that are absolutely necessary for the support 
and honour of the Government. 

Pursuant to a vote of (Jen 1 Assemblv, I have caused a way to 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY.. 61 

be cut to Whmipishoky Pond, which I hope will give general sat- 
isfaction. It has been attended with a considerable expence; 
however it is well over, and that without any loss of men, for 
which favour God Almighty be praised. 

The Block-house voted to be built at the Pond, I am of opinion 
it is best to suspend the building thereof for the present. 

It is just that the souldiers & others that have been in the ser- 
vice of the Goverment should be paid of [off] this Fall. I would 
therefore recommend to you the Raising two thousand pounds on 
a good fund, w ch I hope will more than pay of our just debts; 
& as we are contracting debts on ourselves, so I think it our in- 
terest to find out a way to be paying in what we can without lay- 
ing too heavy a burthen on the people. I would therefore recom- 
mend to y° the laying on a tax of one thousand pounds for this 
present year, to be paid into the Treasury in species, or Merchan- 
able fish, boards and all sorts of Provisions, & y l a Committe be 
appointed to sett the prices. 

[p. 260.] I am of opinion that the report of the Committe of Audit 
relating to the soldiers sent to Arowsick the last winter, under y e 
command of Capt John Penhallow, ought to be reconsidered; it 
appearing tome that the said Capt. & his men are sufferers by the 
said Committes report. 

As I have the command of his Majestys Fort, "Win & Mary, so 
I think it my duty to lett you know the state of that garrison, 
what money you formerly voted for the repairing and rebuilding 
of it I do assure you has been faithfully applyed to that use; 
what we have rebuilt for the two years past is laid with stone and 
lime and may stand ages. I hope you will still continue your 
yearly allowance of about one hundred pounds until it be finished. 
Our stock at the fort of all sorts runs low ; the droping of y e pow- 
der act was a very great loss to the Province; — for the redressing 
of which I think it reasonable & just that we make an additional 
clause to our Gunpowder act, passed in the year 1704 ; We then 
received one pound of powder for every ton the ship or vessel 
measured ; and now but two-thirds of a pound p r ton, occasioned 
by the difference of mony ; so that three shillings p r pound now 
bears the same proportion that two shillings did when the Act was 
made ; and that all vessels (fishermen only excepted) should be 
oblidged to pay powd r money once a year. 

There are some of the Laws that want to be strengthened, w ch 
well deserves yo r consideration. 

I have onely to add, that you will take effectual care to provide 



02 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

for his Excellency our Govern" usual allowance, and what else is 
necessary for the Hon blc support of this his Majesty's Goverment. 

J. Wentwobth. 

Mr. Speaker prayed a copy of y e foregoing Speech, which 
was granted ; and then he and the house w th drew to their 
own Chamber. 

Adjorned till tomorrow, 10 o'clock, a. m. 



[p. 231.] Pro: N. Hamp r . 

At a General Assembly, held at Portsmouth, 
by adjornm* the 18 th day of October, 1722. 
Present in Council, 
His Honour John Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) p George Jaffry ) ^ 

Mark Hunking j ^ sq * Rich* Wibird j ^ sq * 
Tho s Packer, Esq. 
Adjorned till 3 o'clock, p. M. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . Mett again according to adjornm*. 

Present in Council — as Before. 
A message to the board by Capt. Gerrish and Mr. Den- 
net w th the Representatives answer to the Lieut. Gov 1 " 8 
Speech (as follows) 

Pro. New Hamp* &c. 

In answer to his Honour the Lieut. Gov rs speech of y e 17 th cur- 
rent: 

"Whereas y r Hon* is pleased to communicate to us the reason of 
his Excellency's not honoring us w th his presence this Fall's ses- 
sions, was his being taken up in a treaty w th the five Nations of 
Maquas at Boston: we should have looked upon it as a mark of 
the favour of the Mass* Government, if the subject matter of the 
said treaty had been imparted unto us, our Interest being insepar- 
able from theirs. 

We shall take speedy care for the payment of the cutting the 
way up to "Winnipishoky pond, and concurr w th yo r Hon 1 " 8 opinion 
that the building the block-house be suspended for the present. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 63 

We shall take care to erect a fund for the payment of all the 
just debts of the Province. As to the souldiers that went to 
Arowsick und r y e command of Capt. Jno. Penhallow, the report 
of the committe being reconsidered by y e assembly and settled as 
well for others as those, cannot make any alterations. 

As to the repairs of Fort fm & Mary, we [p. 262.] think the 
season to farr spent for any further repair this fall, but shall not 
fail making* provision in due season therefor. 

As to the stock of the stores of the fort, we shall take it into 
consideration, and doubt not but to find some way to supply it. 

We shall likewise consider what yo r Hon r mentions concerning 
his Excellency, and also what is necessary for the hon' ble support 
of this Province. 

8 br 18 th 1722. Peter Wear, Speaker. 

Capt. John Penhallow preferred a Petition to the board, 
Praying for a reconsideration of the last report of y e Com- 
mitte of Audit, w th respect to him, and a further allowance 
for his service at the Eastward : he also preferred another 
Petition subscribed by Jno. Ladd and others praying for a 
further allowance to them for service as souldiers at the 
Eastward. 

Adjorned till to-morrow ten o'clock, a. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem. by adjorm* held 
at Portsmo. y e 19 th Oct. 1722. 
Present in Council 
His Honour John Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r . 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) -^ Geo. Jaffry ) ™ 

Mark Hunking \ ^ s ' Rich d Wibird \ ^ SqS ' 
Tho. Packer, Esq. 
A message to the board by Capt. Gerrish and Mr. San- 
burn, with the following vote. 

In the House of Represen ts Oct 19 th 1722. 
Voted, That the established wages of all officers and 
souldiers in the service of this Province, done in this Prov- 



64 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

ince for two years now next ensuing from the 17 of August 
last past, shall he for [p. 203.] a Captain, seven pounds per 
month ; for a Lieutenant, four pounds ; for a sargent & 
clerk, each fifty eight shillings ; for a corporal forty five 
shillings, and for a centinel forty shillings. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 

In Council, Eodem die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

Mr. Clement Hughes, commissioner of the Excise, laid 
a Memorial before the board for restraining unlicensed per- 
sons from selling strong liquors, &c. w ch was read at the 
board, as on file. 

Adjorned till tomorrow, 10 o'clock, A. M. 



Pro: N. Hamp r 

At a Gen 1 Assem : at Portsm by 
adjornim" Oct. 20 th 1722. 
Present in Council. 
His Honour John Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) p Geo. Jaffrv ) v 

Mark Hunking ] T^ Rich d Wibird] ^ sqS * 
Tho s Packer, Esq. 
A message to the house of Representatives by Messrs. 
Jaffry and Wibird, w th a vote of Council for a Committe to 
examine the Treasurer's Accounts from July 1721, and to 
report the State of the Treasury, etc. By the same mes- 
sage Capt. Penhallow' s Petition, and Lieut. Ladd's were 
sent down and recommended to the consideration of the 
house. 

Adjorned till Monday next, 3 o'clock p. m. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 65 

Pro : N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem : by adjorm 
October 22 d , 1722. 
Present in Council 
His Honour John Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Kich d Wibird J ™ 

MarkHunking \ Esqs. Tho 8 Packer \ * b{ i»- 
Geo. Jaffry ) 

Adjorned till tomorrow, 10 o'clock, a. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

[p. 264.] At a Gen 1 Assem. by adjorm* October 23 d 1722. 

Present in Council 

His Honour John Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r 

Sam 1 Penhallow \ -^ Geo. Jaffry ) F 

Mark Hunking j JJjSqs ' Rich d Wibird ] £jSqs ' 

Tho 8 Packer, Esq. 

Adjorned till tomorrow, 10 o'clock, a. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem. held at Portsm 
by adjornni* y e 24 th October, 1722. 
Present in Council 
His Honour John Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Rich d Wibird ) „ 

Mark Hunking [ Esqs. Tho B Packer \ ^ sqs# 
Geo. Jaffry ) 

A message to the house of Representatives by Rich d Wi- 
bird and Tho a Packer, Esq., with a vote for a committe to 
examine y e Muster Rolls of last summer, — w ch was con- 
curred w th , and is as follows : 

In the House of Representatives, Octob r 24 th 1722. 

Yoted, That Jotham Odiorne, Esq. and Mr. Theod 6 At- 
kinson, and Mr. Dennet be a Committe from this House to 
joyn with a Committe of the Upper house to examine the 
Muster Roles of the Souldiers in the service of this Province 
5 



60 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

this last summer, in ord r to be laid before this house for 
allowance. James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 

In Council, Eodcm die. 
Read and concurred ; and Mark Hunking, George Jaffiy 
and Rich' 1 Wibird, Esqs. appointed of the Committee on 
the part of the board for the service abovesaid. 

Rich* 3 Waldron, Cler. Con. 
Adjorned till tomorrow, 10 o'clock, a. m. 



Esqs. 



[p. 205.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem : held at Portsm c 
by acljornm 1 Oct r 25 th , 1722. 
His Honour John Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ] Rich d Wibird 

Mark Hunking > Esqs. Tho s Packer 
Geo. Jaffry ) 

A message to the house of Represent with a vote of 
Council for the Treasurer to provide two hundred pr. snow- 
shoes, &c. 

A message to the board by Capt. Fellows w th y c vote of 
Council for the Treasurer's providing snow-shoes, non-con- 
curred in the house of Representatives ; and a vote of that 
house for the several Towns of the Province procuring 
Snow-shoes, &c. which was concurred with at the board, 
and is as follows: 

In the house of Represen ts Oct r 25, 1722. 
Voted That two hundred pair of snow-shoes, and so 
many pair of mogosoons be forthwith provided & made at 
the publick charge ; each town in this Province to make 
their proportional part according to their last prov : tax; 
and that the selectmen in eacb town take care the same be 
done, and rate each town, and pay for the making thereof; 
and that the care of them be und r the chief military officer 
in each town, and they shall not be used at any time but 
for his Majesty's service, nor lent. 

James JefTry, Cler. Assem. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 67 

In Council, Eodem die. 
Read and concurred. 

Richard Waldron, Cler. Con. 

A message to this board by Mr. Dennet, with a bill ag et 
retailing strong liquors without license, which was read 
and past in the house, the same being read three times at 
the board, was also past there and ordered to be Ingrost. 

A message to the board by Messrs Tibbits and Sanburn, 
with Mr. Treasurer Penhallow's acct s settled by the house 
of Representatives w th out y e Council. 

[p. 266.] A message to the house of Representatives w th 
a vote of Council, for a Committee of both houses to joyn, 
to examine the Treasury accounts and report the State of the 
treasury to y e Gen 1 Assem: which vote was returned non- 
concurred, by Capt. Gerrish and Capt. Gillman, by which 
message the house sent up also a resolve that it was their 
undoubted right to examine and allow the Treasurer's ac- 
counts, as on file. 

The Clerk of the Representatives came to the Council 
board and prayed in the name of the house, the Treasurer's 
accounts (sent up this day) to correct an error they had 
discovered, w cl1 was granted. 

Adjorned till tomorrow, 10 o'clock, A. M. 



Fro : N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem : held at Portsm 
by adjornnr* Octob r 26 th 1722. 
Present in Council 
His Hon r John Wentworth, Esq. Lieut. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Rich* Wibird ) p 

Mark Hunking [ Esqs. Tho 8 Packer \ ljSqS - 
George Jaffry ) 
A message to the house of representatives by Sam 1 Pen- 
hallow and Geo: Jaffry, Esq. with the vote of Council for 
having a Committee of both houses to examine y e Treas- 
urer's acct 3 (which they had non-concurred yesterday) to 
fco further considered, which was brought back by Messrs. 



68 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

Wiggin and Tibbets without any alteration, who also 
brought up to the board Mr. Treasurer's accounts, which 
the Representatives had settled, but inasmuch as the said 
house of Representatives would not act in conjunction w th 
the Council in the settlement, the Council did not pass upon 
them, but ordered them to be filed as they were. 

George Jaffry, Esq. produced and laid before the board 
a receipt under the hand of Mr. Treasurer Penhallow, for 
four hundred pounds which he had paid the said Treasurer, 
by ord r of y e Gen 1 Assem: of the first of Septemb* 1722. 
In Council, 

Ordered, nemine contradicente, That the Clerk issue out 
a Proclamation for a public Thanksgiving to be observed 
throughout this Province y e 8 th day of Novemb 1 next, and 
that it be in his Hon 1 " the Lieut. Gov 9 name. 

R. Waldron, Cler. Con. 
[p. 267.] A message to the board by Mr. Atkinson and 
Capt. Gillman, with the Committe's report on the Muster 
Roles, as follows : 

We the Committe do approve the following Muster Roles, viz. 

No. 1 Capt. Joo. Knights Muster Role £22: 17: 8 

2 Capt. Paul Wentworth, ditto 17: 2:4 

3 Capt. Francis Mathew's, do 22: 16: 8 

4 Maj r . Jno. Gillman ditto 269: 8:7 

5 Capt. Josh a Week's ditto 19 : 13 : 4 

6 Lieut. Jno. Sherburn, ditto 21: 4:2 

7 Capt. Jno. Gillman, ditto 61: 15: 2 

8 Capt. Jno. Wadleigh, ditto 21: 10: 
Leiut. Joseph Beard, ditto 62: 17: 1 

Capt Tim Gerrish his account ab* cutting y c way to Winmpish- 
okv: ] 

Sapt^cfc, ditto : R <*™ d to *• <** A-em. 

Capt. Sam 1 Tibbits, ditto : J 

Mark Ilunking 
Geo. Jaffry 
Rich* Wibird 
Jotham Odiorne 
Eph a Dcnnet 
Thco. Atkinson. 






1722.] JOURNAL OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 69 

In the House of Representatives 8 br 26 1722. 
Resolved The above account of the Muster Roles re- 
turned by y e Committe of Audit be allowed the Several 
Sums Entered against the officers names 

James Jeffrey Cler. Assem. 
In Coumcil Eod m die 
Read and Concurred. 

Richard Waldron Cler. Con. 

A Message to the house of represen* by Rich d Wibird 
Esq with a vote of Council for preparing a bill to lay an 
additional Duty of Gunpowder on forreign^ vessels. 
[p. 268.] A message to the board by Cap 1 Gillman and 
Mr. Sanburn with the following accounts and votes of al- 
lowance upon them. 

7 br 10 th 172 2. Pro. JSJ". Hamp r . D r To Cap* Tibbitts. 
Cap 1 Sam 1 Tibbitts 3 days Service in waiting on his hon r 
the Lieu* G-ov r in dispatching the Sould 13 to Winni- 
pishoky at 5s. P. day 15 

Pro N. Hamp r Dr. 
To Cap* Jn° Gillman 7 br 10 th 1722 For Service as overseer 
in cutting the way to Winnipishoky pond, being 10 
days £2 10 

in that Service at 5s £- 5 



£2 15- 
Pro. N. Hamp r . To Tim Gerrish D r 7 br 10 th 1722, 

For service done in Cutting the road to Winnipishoky 
pond being 8 days as Survey 1 * myself at ten shillings 

P. day £4 

To John Wingate 8 days as Pilot at 5s 2 

To W m Hill 8 days as Pilot at 5s 2 

To one Kittle lost in the service afores d — 6 



Tim Gerrish. £8 — 6 

To Col Davis for taking the whole care and management 
of the affairs in Cutting y e way to Winnipishoky pond 

8 days at 10s £4 

Thorn 9 Alden as Doct r 8 days 2 

Signed by Coll Davis being new drawn. 

£6 • 



70 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

In the house of Representatives 8 br 26 1722. 
The above account being referred to the Assembly, Resolved 
that the above account be allowed as y e sums are Sett of. 

James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 
In Coun. Eod m die 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

[p. 269.] Memorandum of Service done the Province in scouting 

to Winnipishoky pond, Feb r y 1721. 

To 3 men at 6 days each, at 5s P. viz' Benj a Wentworth, 

John Hayes & James Guppy £4 10 

To Ditto Service done by (viz*) 

Jn° Wingate 30s being 6 days at 5s £110 

Eleaz r Young 30s ditto 1 10 

W m Hill 30s ditto 1 10 

4 10 
Oct r 1722. Errors Excepted 
P. Signed by Coll Waldron and New drawn. 

In the House of Represent. Oct 1 " 26 th 172T. 
The above account being Referred to the Assembly, Re- 
solved That the above sums be allowed as Set of. 

James Jeffrey Cler. Assem. 
In Council Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich 3 Waldron Cler. Con. 
Adjorned till tomorrow 9 a clock a. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp T . 

At a General Assembly Held at Portsm 
by adjornment the 27 th October 1722. 
Present In Council 
His Hon 1- John Wentworth Esq. Leiut Gov r 
Samuel Penhallow ) F Geo. Jaffrey \ p 

Mark Hunking j ijSq °' Rich' 1 Wibird j ^ sqs - 

Thorn 9 Packer. 
A Message to the board by Mess 1 ' 6 Redman Fellows and 
Sanburn w th the Petition of Cap 1 Jn° Penhallow Sent down 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 71 

y e 20 m Instant, and the Petition of Leiu* Ladd [p. 270.] 
and others praying A Further allowance for their Service 
at the Eastward as Souldiers and also a new Muster Role 
made and preferred by the said Cap* Penhallow w* h the sev- 
eral following votes on the said Petitions and Muster Role, 
(viz*) on Cap* Penhallow's Petition. 

In the House of Representatives 8 br 25 th 1722. 
The Prayer of this Petition is partly answered in the 
Mens Petition and no farther answer given to this Pe- 
tition. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 

In Coun. Oct r 27 1722. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 
on Leiu* Ladds and the Other Sould rs Petition. 

In the House of Representatives 8 br 26 th 1722. 
Voted, That the Souldiers that were under the command 
of Cap* John Penhallow at Arowsick have a further allow- 
ance to the Muster Role that is made up of eight Shillings 
P. month each man for the time he was in the Service, & 
that Leiu* Ladd have an Addition of ten shillings P. month 
added to his former pay that was allowed, and the deserters 
y e same. James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 

" In Coun. Oct r 27 th 1722 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 

Entered on y e Muster Role as follows 

Oct r 27 1722. We of the Committee do allow of the 
within Muster Role and to be due thereon £125: 3: 8 

Eph a Dennet Mark Hunking 

Joth. Odiorne Geo. Jaffry 

Theo. Atkinson Rich d Wibird 

In the House of Represent 3 8 br 27 th 1722 
Voted, The above addition to the former Muster Role 
be allowed and paid out of the Treasury. 

James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 



72 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

Iii Council Eod™ die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich* Waldron Cler. Con. 

[p. 271.] A Message to the board by Mess™ Redman, Fel- 
lows & Sanburn w th the votes of Council for levying a tax 
of one thousand pounds, and Settling a Gunpowder Duty 
on for reign Vessels, voted by the house of representatives 
to have the consideration of them Suspended til y e Spring 
Sessions. 

A Message to the house of Representatives by the Clerk 
with a vote of Council for Trustees to Exch a y° old out- 
standing bills &c. W ch was Concurred w tb in the house & 
Returned by Maj r Gillman and is as follows. 
In Council 8 br 27 th 1722. 

Voted, That Mark Hunking Geo. Jaffry and Rich* Wi- 
bird Esq be of the Trustees from the board to joyn w th so 
many of the house to receive the five thousand three hun- 
dred <fe eighty four pounds in Equal parts for Exchanging 
the old out Standing bills according to the tenour of the 
Act. Rich. Waldron Cler. Con. 

In the House of Represen*. Eod m die. 

Read and concurred and voted, That Col. Peter Wear, 
Col. John Plaisted and Maj r John Gillman be the Trustees 
from this House, to joyn w th those chosen by the Council to 
receive in equal parts w th them the five thousand three hun- 
dred and Eighty four pounds for Exchanging y e old out 
standing bills according to the tennour of the act. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Ass m . 

Memorand™ the other votes past (for the distribution of 
y e 5384<£ afores d ) yesterday are vacated. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

A message to the board by Capt. Gillman wiih the fol- 
lowing vote. 

In the house of Representatives, 8 br 27 th , 1722. 

Voted, That the Sum of five hundred thirty eight 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 73 

pounds eleven shillings and three pence be delivered into 
the Treasury of this Province by the Committee that 
Signed the two thousand [p. 272.] eight hundred pounds, 
for the payment of the several muster roles, and accounts 
allowed by the Gen 1 Assembly, Octob r 26 th , 1722, and that 
it be paid to the Several officers named in the Muster 
Eoles, and the Several persons to whom the said accounts 
are due, and that the Command 1 in Cheif for the time be- 
ing be desired to Issue out his warrants accordingly. 

James Jeffrey, Cler. Assem. 
In Council eod m die. 
Read and concurred. Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

A message to the board by Mess rs Wiggin and Atkinson, 
w th ye f n ow i n g votes. 

In the House of Represen, 8 br 27, 1722. 
Voted, That His Excellency the Gov r be presented with 
one hundred pounds to be paid out of the Treasury for his 
support in manageing the affairs of the Government To 
October, 1722. James Jeffrey, Cler. Assem. 

In Council Eod m die. 
Read and concurred. 

Rich* Waldron, Cler. Con. 

In The House of Represen. 8 br 27, 1722. 
Voted, That the Sum of one hundred pounds be pre- 
sented the Hon ble the Lieut. Gov r for his great care and 
special Service done the Province, and that it be paid him 
out of the publick Treasury of this Province. 

James Jeffrey, Cler. Assem. 
In Council Eodem die. 
Read and concurred. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

In the house of Represen. 8 br 27, 1722. 
Allowed To Susanna Smal out of the Treasury twenty 
five Shillings being for y e Expences of Several Comittees 
in y e last two years. James Jeffrey j^ Cler. Assem. 



<4 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

In Conn. Eod ni die. 
Read and concurred. 

Rich* Waldron, Cler. Con. 

[p. 273.] A message to the board by M r Redman, w th 
the following votes. 

In the house of Representatives, 8 ,)r 27, 1722. 

Voted, That there be Two Thousand pounds bills of 
Credit of this Province forth w th impressed and Signed by 
a Committe to be appointed by both houses, and be by 
them paid into the Treasury from time to time by order of 
the Gen 1 Assembly for defraying the charges of the Gov- 
ernment and for a fund to repay the same that it be raised 
by a Tax on the Inhabitants of this Province, one half in 
the year 1731, and the other half in the year 1732, and 
when brought into the Treasury to be burnt to Ashes in 
presence of the Gen 1 Assembly, the said bills to be repaid 
in money or Such Species as shall be agreed upon by the 
Gen 1 Assem. from time to time, and that an Act be drawn 
up accordingly, & that M r Speak 1 Wear, Col Jn° Plaisted 
& Maj r Jn° Gillman be of the Committe of this house to 
Sign the Same. James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 

In Council Eod m die. 

Read and concurred. 

Rich* Waldron, Cler. Con. 

In the House of Represen. 8 br 27, 1722. 
Voted, That Andrew Wiggin, Esq., <fc M r Theo. Atkin- 
son be of the Com mite of this house to joyn with a Com- 
mitte of the upper house to draw up y e Act for the emitting 
two thousand pounds now to be drawn. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 
In Council Eod m die. 
Read and concurred and Mr JatTrey & Col. Packor ap- 
pointed on the part of the board to joyn y c gentlemen 
afores d for the service aforesaid. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 75 

[p. 274.] A message to the board by Mess rs Atkinson 
and Sanburn with the following votes. 

In the house of Represent. 8 br 27 th , 1722. 
Voted, That the Souldiers belonging to the Castle W m & 
Mary be paid their respective wages at two several times 
(viz.) the one half in March the other half in October, 
and so de anno in annum. 

James Jeffrey, Cler. Assem. 

In Council Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

In the House of Represen Oct r 27, 1722. 
Voted, That every town shall be supplyed w th a copy of 
the act relating to Tippling houses in ord r that the same 
may be published in each town w th in this Province, and 
that the clerk of the council be allowed for the same & 
paid out of the publick Treasury. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 
In Council Eod m die 
Read and concurred. Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

In the House of Represen. Oct r 27 th 1722. 
Voted, That four hundred eighty six pounds eight shil- 
lings and nine pence be delivered to the Treasurer by the 
committee that signed the two thousand eight hundred 
pounds, for payment of the further allowance of Capt. 
Penhallow's Muster Role, and the Account allowed Mrs 
Smal, said sum being the ballance of the 2800X and if any 
over plus to remain in the Treasury til further ord r . 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 
In Council eod m die. 
Read and concurred. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

[p. 275.] A message to the board by Capt Tibbits, w th 
the bill entitled an act for striking and emitting a further 
sum of bills of credit which had been reported to the 



76 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

house of representatives by the committee appointed to 
prepare the same, and which had heen several times read 
in the house, and was there passed to be enacted, which 
said bill was read three times at the board & there also 
past and ordered to be engrost. 

A message to the house of Representatives by the clerk 
to require their attend 3 at the board. The speak 1 * and 
house came accordingly and then the two bills which were 
past this session being signed and sealed in presence of the 
Gen 1 Assembly, (namely) 

1 st an Act to Prevent the Retailing & selling strong 
drink without license, & 

2 a An Act for striking & emitting a further sum of bills 
of credit. 

His Honour was Pleased to prorogue the Gen 1 Assem & 
accordingly they were 

Prorogued till the tenth day of December next. 



[p. 276.] Pro: N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assembly held at Portsmouth 
by Prorogation Decemb r 10 th , 1722. 
Present In Council, 
His Hon r John Went worth Esq. Lieut. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow J Rich 3 Wibird \ Ev 

Mark Hunking > Esq. Tho* Packer j "^* 

Geo. Jaffry ) 

A Message to the house of Represent, by Samuel Pen- 
hallow and George Jaffry Esq. with a vote of Council for 
Col° Hunking to be Recorder, <fec 

A Message to the board by Cap* Gerrish and Mr. San- 
burn wth a Resolve of the house for the Treasu rs laying his 
accounts before them in ord r to be adjusted as on file. 

George Jaffry Esq.. laid before the board a receipt und r 
the hand of Mr. Treasur 1 Penhallow for four hundred 
eighty nine pounds three shillings Prov : bills paid into the 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 77 

Treasury (being part of the 2800X) which was ordered to 
be minuted. 

Rich d Wibird Esq. laid before the board a receipt und r 
Mr Treasu r Penhallows hand for three hundred and thirty 
one pounds four shillings paid into the Treasury w ch was 
ordered to be minuted, being part of the 2800X. 

A Message to the board by Cap* Gillman, w th the follow- 
ing vote. 

In the house of Represent X br 10% 1722. 

Voted, That a committe of this house be chosen to 
joyn with a committe of the upper house for adjusting the 
Treas rs accounts before he goes of and That Jn° Plaisted 
Esq. Cap* W m Fellows, Mr Theo Atkinson, Mr Eph a Den- 
net and Mr Clerk Jeffry be of the committe from this 
house for that end, and that an Express be sent his Excell cy 
to call the assem. immediately to sitt again for adjusting 
and discharging said accounts. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 
[p. 277.] In Council Eod m die. 

Read and Concurred and voted That Mark Hunking 
Geo JafFry, Rich d Wibird Tho s Packer & the clerk of the 
Council be of the committe on the part of y e board for the 
service aforesaid. 

Richard Waldron, Cler. Con. 

A Message to the house of Represen. by the clerk to re- 
quire their attend a at the board the speak r and house came 
accordingly and were then acquainted by His Honour that 
he had received possitive directions to prorogue or adjourn 
the Gen 1 Assembly till y e 20 th of Feb ry and therefore could 
not continue the session to finish the busyness, now und r 
consideration ; but with all that he would Immediately 
send a dispatch to his Excellency for liberty to meet and 
sitt on Thursday next to finish the present necessary affairs 
& therefore desired all the memb rs to be in town at that 
time that the appointment of a Recorder and the adjust- 
ment of the Treasurers accounts might meet no further 



<3 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

impediment. Then His Hon 1 * was pleased to adjorne the 
Gen 1 Assembly and accordingly they were 

Adjorne till the eighteenth day of February next. 



[p. 278.] Pro: N. Hamp 1 

At a Council held at Portsm X l,r 13 th 17 
Present 
His Honour Jn° Wentworth Esq. Lieu 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Rich d Wibird 



Mark flunking \ Esqs. Tho 9 Packer \ Esq ' 

Geo : Jaffry J 
Whereas the Gen 1 Assembly of this Province stand ad- 
jorned to the eighteenth day of Feb 17 next and His majes- 
ty s service and pressing affairs of this Government require 
a special sessions at this time Ordered that the Clerk forth- 
w th give notice to the memb rs of the house of Represent, to 
meet and sitt this day at Three oclock afternoon in Gen 1 
Assem for His Maj ties Service, and accordingly they were 
notifyed. 

[p. 278.] Pro: N. Hamp r 

At a special sessions of the Gen 1 Assembly 
held at Portsm y° 13 th Decemb 1722. 
His Honour John Wentw r orth Esq. L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) p Geo : Jaffry ) 

Mark Hunking j ^ S( l s " Rich d Wibird [ Esqs. 

Thos : Packer ) 
A Message to the board by Cap 1 Fellows and M 1 ' Sanburn 
with the vote of Council sent down the 10 th Instant appoint- 
ing Col Hunking Record 1 " nonconcurred by the house as on 
file : by the same message the following vote. 

In the house of Represen 1 X br 13 th 1722. 
Yoted That the Recorder of Deeds for this Province be 
chosen every Three years at the Spring sessions from the 

next spring sessions. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 79 

In Council Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

[p. 279.] A message to the board by Messrs. Atkinson and 
Dennet with the following votes. 

In the House of Represent X br 13 th 1722. 
Voted That Col Mark Hunking be the Recorder of 
Deeds for this Province and that all the books of records 
and files of papers belonging thereto be forth wth delivered 
into his hands, he giving a receipt for the same and taking 
an oath for the faithfull discharge of his office. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 
In Council Eod ra die. 
Read and Concurred. Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 

In the House of Represent X br 13 th 1722. 
Voted That John Plaisted Esq. Cap* W m Fellows, Mr 
Eph a Dennet, Jotham Odiorne Esq and Mr Atkinson be of 
a committee of this house to joyn with a committe of the 
board to take y e records and files thereto belonging from 
Mr Record 1 " Penhallow and deliver them Col Mark Hunking 
taking his receipt for the same. 

James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 
In Coun 1 Eod m die. 
Read and concurred and Rich d Wibird & Tho s Packer 
appointed to joyn the Gentlem" aboves d for ye service above 
said. Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

In the House of Represent X br 13th 172 2. 
Voted that the return of the Auditors on Mr Treas r Pen- 
hallows acc ts be accepted and the acc ts be allowed. 

James Jeffrey, Cler. Assem. 
In Council Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred Richard Waldron, Cler. Con. 

[p. 280.] Memorandum 

The Auditors reported that Mr Treasurer Penhallows 
General Account for the year 1722 was well vouched and 



80 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

right cast, and that there is due to ballance from the said 
Treasurer thirty six pounds nineteen shillings as endorsed 
on the said account on file. 

A message to the board by Messrs Downing and Sanburn 
w th the following vote. 

In the House of Represen* X br 13 th 1722. 

Voted That John Plaisted Esq. Capt William Fellows, 
Mr Eph a Dennet be of the committe from this house to 
joyn w th a Committe of the upper house to take the stores 
that are left in the Treasury, and deliver them the new 
Treasurer. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 

In Council Eodem die. 

Read and Concurred. Richard Waldron Cler. Con. 
And Coll Hunking, Mr Wibird and Mr Packer appointed 
from the board to joyn the Gentlemen above for the service 
above. Richard Waldron, Cler. Con. 

A Message to the house by the clerk To direct their 
attend a at ye board the Speak r and house came accordingly 
and then His Hon r was pleased To prorogue them and ac- 
cordingly they were 

Prorogued To the 18 th day of Feb 1 ^ 1722-3. 



[p. 281.] Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem. held at Portsmouth by 
Prorogation y e 18 m day of Feb^' 1722-3. 
Present In Council 
His Honor John Wentworth Esq. Lieut. Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) 
Geo : Jaffry > Esqs. 
Tho 8 Packer ) 
A Message to the house of Represen* by the Clerk to re- 
quire their attend a at the Council board, the speaker and 
house came up accordingly & his Honour was pleased to 
make the following Speech. 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 81 

Gent. 

This being the first time I have seen you since his Excellency 
our Govern 1 Embarked for Great Brittain where I hope he is ar- 
rived in safety, and we may expect his return to us again some 
time in the months of September or October next which I thought 
proper to communicate to you. 

I am sensible that his Excellencys suddain leaving us, had* laid 
me und r some difficulty and the more so since we have a warr 
upon us. 

I promise myself that my Council will at all times and more 
especially at so critical a juncture as this give me their faithfull 
advice, and I have no less reason to believe but the house of Bep- 
resent will give me all aid & assistance for the better and more 
honourable support of y e Goverm* and so enable me to carry on 
our proportion of the Indian Warr, which we are now engaged 
in so as that our neighbours niay have no just cause to censure us 
on that head. 

It has been the practice of this Government on several occasions 
to address His Maj^, and I think it much so our duty now, since 
we have the certain advice of a wicked and bloody conspiracy 
formed ag st His Majesty and His whole Royal Family, — the subver- 
sion [p. 282] of our happy constitution both in church and state, 
but by the good Providence of Almighty God it was timely dis- 
covered. 

I would put you in mind that the Treasury is empty which is 
not for the honour or interest of the Government more especially 
in time of Warr and that there are some few debts due from the 
Province that ought to have been discharged the last fall and some 
now due, you may be assured I will take effectual care that the 
money which comes into the Treasury shall be applyed to the 
ends it was raised for and no other. 

I hope a few days will finish what we have to do at present, the 
Time of our Spring sessions drawing near, by which time we may 
expect to hear from Great Brittain which may enable us the bet- 
ter to manage the affairs of the ensuing year. 

You may be assured that whatever you offer to me that is in my 
power to grant for His Map 8 service and the good of this Prov- 
ince you shall have my hearty concurrence thereto. 

John Wentwoeth. 

Adjorned til Tomorrow, 10 o'clock, a. m. 
6 



82 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

Pro. X. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem held at Portsm 
by adjornm* Feb 1 * 19 th 1722-3. 
Present in Council 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq. Lieut Gov r 
Mark IJunking j r Shad 3 Walton ( v 

Geo:Jaffry j ^ fe(1 * Thorn 8 Pack 1 j ^ sqs " 
Memorand m This day was delivered to the Gen 1 As- 
sembly by the Grand Committe (for y° fifteen thousand 
Pounds) three hundred and twenty one pounds which was 
burnt to ashes in presence of the said Gen 1 Assembly of 
which said sum of 321 X the s (1 Grand Committee are here- 
by discharged 



Adjorned til 3 oclock p. m, 



Rich 11 Waldron, Cler. Con. 



[p. 283.] Prov : N. Hamp. 

Mett again according to adjournment. 
Present As Before. 
A Message to the Board by Capt Gillman and Mr Pen- 
net wi ih an answer to His Hon rs Speech as follows. 

In the House of Represent Feb. 19 th 1722-3. 
May it Please yo r Honour. 

His Excellency s affairs calling - him over to Great Brittain, "We 
w tl1 pleasure behold your Honour in the Chair Invested with the 
power of Command 1 " in Chief over the affairs of this Government. 

We Assure your Honour that in our Station we shall faithfully 
aid & assist you at all times and shall readily grant such supplyes 
as shall )>e necessary to support the Honour of y e Government 
and for the discharging all just Debts contracted upon the Gov- 
ernment, w th a particular regard to the Indian Warr, So as our 
neighbours ingaged w th us in y e same warr shall have no reason 
n> complain. 

We arc Heartily willing lojoyn \v th your Honour and The Hon- 
ourable hoard in a Congratulatory address to His Majesty upon 
His Wonderful] Deliverance from those Hellish Plotts A: Contriv- 
ances that were laid for His destruction w th all the Royal Family. 
We desire yo r Honour would be pleased to order an account of 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 83 

those debts to be laid before us that are yet unpaid w th an esti- 
mate of. the contingent charges that may happen between this and 
the Spring Sessions. 

We shall endeavor to dispatch what lyes before us in as short 
time as the nature of the affairs will allow. 

We shall entirely depend upon yo r Honours Prudent care and 
management in the affairs of the Government and especially the 
warr & in the Good Improvement and husbanding the Publick 
Treasure. 

Peter Weare Speak r 

[p. 284.] A Message to the House of Representatives 
by the clerk, w th a vote of Council for a committe to pre- 
pare the draught of an address to His Majesty. 

Humphry Sullivan Preferred a Petition to the board 
Praying for SOX to be paid him by y c Town of Dover for 
liis service there as schoolmaster <fcc. for reasons therein 
mentioned, \v ch Petition being read It was ordered that the 
select men of Dover be served with a copy of said petition 
and this order, who are hereby directed to give answer 
thereto To his Honour the L* Gov 1 ' at or before the fifteenth 
day of March next. 

A Message to the board by Maj r Gillman and Capt. Tib- 
bits w th the following vote, 

In the house of Representatives Feb ' 19 th 1723. 

On the petition of James Cate Whereas Jeremiah Lary 
who was hired by said James Cate to serve in his room to 
scout the frontiers und r y e Command of Maj r J n0 Gillman 
and being omitted in the said Maj r Gillman's Muster Role, 
prays he may be allowed a centiners wages for twenty 
three days service. 

Voted that he be allowed centinels wages for twenty 
three days service, and payed out of the publick Treasury. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 

In Council Eod m die. 
Read and concurred. 

Rich d W^aldron, Cler. Con. 
Adjorned til to-morrow 10 oclock A : M : 



84 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

Prov N. Hamp. 

At a Gen 1 Assem y held at Portsm 
by adjornment Feb 20 th , 1722-23- 
Present In Council 
The Hon ble John Wentworth Esq. L 1 Gov 1 ", 
Mark flunking ) v Shad 8 Walton j v 

Geo. Jaffiy j ^ sq ' Thomas Pack' j ^ sq ' 

Mr. Joseph Hewston in behalf of himself and many 
others late from Ireland, preferred a Petition to the board 
praying for a Tract of in land to settle upon in the unap- 
propriated parts of this Province. 

In Conn, 
Granted, That the Petitioners may [p. 285.] look out 
for a Tract in the unappropriated & unimproved lands of 
this Province of eight miles square and report the bounds 
to His Honour in order to be incorporated in May next. 

Rich' 1 Waldron Clcr. Con. 
A Message to the board by Mr Dennet, w th the following 
vote, 

In Council, Feb r - V 19 th 1722-3. 
Voted, That George Jaffiy Esq. and the Clerk of the 
Council be of the Committee from this board to joyn such 
as may be chosen by the house of Representatives to pre- 
pare the draught of an address to His Majesty on His late 
happy deliverance from a hellish plot &c. 

Rich 3 Waldron Clcr. Con. 
In the house of Represent Eod m die 
Read and concurred and Voted That Jotham Odiorne 
Esq. and Capt William Fellows be of the committe of this 
house to joyn those Gentlemen of the upper house for the 
end above said. 

James Jeffry Cler. Ass em. 

A Message to the board by Capt Samuel Tibbits and 
Capt John Gillman, with the following vote. 

In House of Represen. Feb. 20 th 1722-3. 
Voted, That there be signed of the Two Thousand 



1723.J JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 80 

pounds now ready impressed three hundred pounds and put 
into the Treasury for paym* of sundry Debts due from the 
Province and other contingency's that may happen between 
this and the Spring sessions, and that the Treasurer 
forth wth call in all the monys and debts due to the Province 
for Import Export Excise [p. 286.] & Interest that it may 
be accounted for at the next sessions. 

James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 
In Coun. Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Richard Waldron, Cler. Con. 

In the house of Represen. Feb. 20 th 1722-3. 
Ordered, That Mr. Treasurer Jaffry demand and receive 
from the late Treasurer Mr Penhallow the ballance of His 
account made up and due to the Province and that the 
Present Treasurers Receipt shall be a full discharge to the 
former treasurer for the same sum. 

James Jeffry Esq. Cler. Assem. 
In Coun Eodem die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Richard Waldron Cler. Con. 

Geo. Jaffry Esq. Reported to the board a draught of an 
address to His Majesty w ch was sent down by the clerk and 
being accepted by both houses was fairly drawn and Given 
to the Lieut Gov r which is as follows : 

To the King's most Excellent Majesty, The humble address of the 
Lieut Gov 1- Council and representatives of your Maj^' 8 Province 
of New Hampshire in New England in America convened in 
General Assembly. 

Most Graclqus Sovereign: 

We your Majestys most loyal & dutifull subjects do unani- 
mously for our selves and in The name of all the people of this 
Government humbly take leave to prostrate ourselves at your 
Eoyal Feet and manifest to your [p. 287.] Majesty our unfeigned 
and boundless Gratulations for the late seasonable & mercyfull 
discovery of the blackest and most horrible Tragedy Hell itself 
could project; by which means your majesty's most sacred Person, 



86 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

and your Illustrious family were delivered from the danger of a 
bloody masacre and murt herons conspiracy and even the happy 
constitution of your kingdoms and Dominions both in church and 
state with your subjects propertys and privileges preserved (from 
Popish chains and Romish slavery) which were all to be destroyed 
by the same fatal blow. AVe adore the Infinite Goodness of the 
Omniscient on this account, who hath brought to light this dark 
and deep design and Ave do unitedly and earnestly pray that the 
same tender regards of Heaven which hitherto have may ever yet 
surround your majesty and that the Almighty Ann of y e King of 
Kings may at all times be stretched out for y° defence of your 
Majesty against all secret attempts & open violences. That the 
Crown of Great Brittain may sitt fast and flourish on your maj- 
estys head many years yet to come, and that after you shall 
change this for a Heavenly Crown, the Throne of those Kingdoms 
may be filled by a Protestant Prince of your most Illustrious 
family till time shall be no more; and we do also at this time with 
the Greatest humility beg leave to Testify to your Majesty the ab- 
horrence and detestation we have conceived against a Popish Pre- 
tender and His Adherents, and more especially such of them as 
are your Majestys lawfull subjects, and tyed in subjection not by 
laws alone, but by the most mild and mercyfull administration 
that liberty itself could wish for and freedom desire, the Influ- 
ences whereof have reached y e remotest regions in your Majestys 
Dominions even this little distant American Province which has 
rejoyced in y e felicity and Privilege of being your subjects. 

And while we are yet addressing "We the Council and Pepre- 
sentativcs [p. 288.] with utmost submission ask liberty To Tender 
to your Majesty our hearty thanksgiving for your gracious care 
concerning us in having the chair of this Government from time to 
time furnished with Governours of known loyalty worth and dis- 
tinction and at this time by one whose administration has hitherto 
been and we promise ourselves will continue to be, meritorious of 
your Majestys smiles and of your peoples prayers for His con- 
tinuance. We are 

May it Please your Majesty 
Your Majestys 

Most Loyal, Dutiiull 
and obed* Subjects 
Bich d Waldron Cler Con. 
P ord' oi' y* II IL" 1 " y e Lt Gov' & Conn. 

By order of the House 
of Representatives 

Peter Wear, Speak'. 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 87 

A Message to the houses by the clerk to require their 
attendance at the board. The Speaker and house came up 
accordingly and then His Honour was pleased To Prorogue 
the General Assembly and accordingly they were 

Prorogued 
Till the 20 th day of May 



[p. 289.] Pro. N. Hamp. 

At a General assembly Held at Ports- 
mouth by Prorogation the 20 th day of 
May, 1723. 
Present in Council, 
His Honour John Wentworth, Esq. U Gov 11 
Mark Hunking ) F Rich* Wrbird ) 

Shad* Walton \ ^ &qs Tho s Packer j ljS( l s 

A Message to the House by the Clerk to desire their at- 
tendance at the board the Speaker and House came accor- 
dingly and his Honour was pleased to make the following 
speech. 

Gentlemen — 

Its with Great Satisfaction that I meet you at this time, and 
hope with minds well prepared for the speedy going through what 
remained of y e last years business, and then pass on those things 
that concern the Present year. 

You may remember that I recommended to you the laying a 
Tax on the Inhabitants of a thousand pounds in order to lessen 
our Public Debts. I then told you that the Growing charge ot 
the Province was such that if we did not find out some way for 
discharging our Debts as we went along, that in time it would 
bring the burthen to be very heavy which I hope you will Season- 
ably prevent by taking proper Methods for the lessning thereof. 

I did in the Proper Season of y e 3^ear provide plank Timber 
stone and lime at y e cheapest rate I could for repairing His Majes- 
ty's Fort AV m & Mary at New Castle, and I hope you will take 
care to provide for that repair. 

I have taken all x^roper measures to defend our frontier Towns 
from y e Insults of the Indians by keening out Small Scouts, which 



88 PROVINCE* OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

by y c blessing of God has proved successfull hitherto So that not 
a man has fallen by the enemy in this Province Since the warr. 

[p. l ;, JO.] I have with the advice of the iickl officers sent a small 
Party of men to Winnepishoky pond und r Command of Cap* John 
Gillman they are gone twelve days March to that part of the pond 
where their fishing ware is lixed in ord r to make what discovery 
they can of the enemy which I hope will have its desired effect. 

1 am to let yon know that I have received a letter from His Ex- 
cellency our Governour dated in London March y c 6 th last past in 
which he advises me of His Safe arrival there, and that lie in- 
tended to return to this Country in three or four months, and as 
he has promised to do every thing in his Power to serve this Prov- 
ince, So I think I should be wanting in my Duty to him, If I did 
not recommend to your Consideration the usual allowance made 
him when present w th us. 

I would recommend to you that proper care may be taken for 
the discharging what debts remained due from the Province for 
the year past and also for y e Present year's expence as the Scout- 
ing and going to Winnepishoky pond &c. also that you will take 
proper care for the Hon bl ° Support of this His Majesty's Goverm* 
and if you have anything to offer that is for His Majesty's Service 
and the Good of this Province you are always sure of my hearty 
Concurrence. 

Jx° Wentworth. 

A Copy of the foregoing Speech was Sent down to the 
House by the Clerk at the request of M r Speak 1 ". 
Adjorned til o o'clock P. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp re . 

Mett according to adjornm 1 
Present In Council As Before. 
Adjorned Till tomorrow 10 o'clock a. m. 



[P. 291.] Pro. N.Hanip re . 

At a Gen 1 Assembly at Portsm by 
adjornm' May 21 st 1728: 
Present In Conn 1 
His Hon 1 John Wentworth, Esq. Lieu' Gov 1 ' 
Mark Bunking j r Rich d Wibird | r 

Shad a Walton I , qs " Tho 8 Packer \ mqs * 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 89 

M r Josh a Pierce Publick Register of Marriages, Births 
and Burials for the Province represented In writing under 
his hand that the laws relating to that affair was Imperfect 
&c. which was read at the board and sent down to the 
house by the Clerk. 

Adjorned til 3 o'clock p. m. 



Pro. N. Hainp re 

Met according to adjornm* 
Present In Coun 1 as Before. 
Also George Jaffry Esq. 
Rich d Wibird Esq. laid before the board a receipt for 
302c£ 5s w ch was ordered to be entered and is as follows. 

Received March 4 th 1722-3, three hundred and two 
pounds five Shillings Province bills of the Committe pr Mr 
Wibird for Supply of the Treasury pr order of the Gen- 
eral assembly. 

£302: 5 • Pr Geo: Jaffry Treasurer 

A Message to the House by Geo : Jaffrey and Rich d Wi- 
bird Esq with a vote for a Committe of both houses to 
audit y e Publick accounts &c. 

By the Same Message a vote to restrain y e the firing 
Guns in y e day time during the Present Indian Warr. 
Adjorned Till tomorrow 10 o'clock a. m. 



tlK 



[p. 292.] Pro. H. Ham 

At a Gen 1 Assembly at Ports m° by 
adjornment May 22 d 1723. 
Present In Council. 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq Leiu 1 Gov 1- 
Mark Hunking \ Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffry > Esqs Tho 8 Packer > Esqs. 

Shad a Walton ) John Frost ) 

A Message to the board by Cap 1 Downing and Cap 1 Fel- 
lows with y e Councils vote for a Committe of both houses 



90 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723, 

to aiulitt y e publick accounts Sent down yesterday non con- 
curred and a vote of the house for laying all accounts be- 
fore them for approbation and allowance as on file. 
Adjorned till 3 o'clock P. M. 



Pro. N. Hamp re 

Met according to adjornment. 

Present as Before. 
A Message to the board by Messrs Odiorne and Sanborn 
with a vote as follows. 

In the House of Representatives May 22 d 1T23. 
Yoted, That Jotham Odiorne Andrew Wiggin Esqs Mr 
Theo' 1 Atkinson and Mr Eph a Dennet be of the Committe 
from this house to join with a Committe of the upper house 
to examine the claims and demands and audit the accounts 
of all persons to be laid before the Gen 1 assembly at this 
Sessions for allowance, and that they make their report as 
soon as conveniency will permit. 

James Jeffry Cler. assem y . 
In Conn 1 Eod m die. 
Head and Concurred and Yoted That Mark ITunking 
Rich (1 Wibird and John Frost Esqr be of the Committe 
from the board for y e Service above. 

Richard Waldron Cler Con 
[p. 203.] A Message to the board by Cap 1 Douming and 
Cap 1 Tibbits with an answer to His Hon rs Speech as follows. 

May it Please your Honour. 

In your Honours Speech to this house of (lie twentieth Instant 
you are pleased to manifest your satisfaction of meeting tins house 
at this time. We heartyly rejoice to See your Honour in the Chair 
of the Government of this His Majestys Province and shall be as 
expeditious in any affair that may lay before us as possible. 

The Raising one thousand pounds mentioned by your Honour 
on the Inhabitants within the Province for defraying the charges 
thereof is what wc think very Reasonable and Shall take due 
care therefor. 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 91 

As to the Fort W m & Mary we think a Comraitte to view what 
is necessary in order to Its repair might be proper and Shall 
readyly come into anything thought Reasonable on that head. 

We are Sensible of and very thankful To your Honour for your 
Great care in defending our frontiers by scouts and are of opinion 
that y e scout und r the Command of Cap' John Gilhnan as well as 
those other smaller ones has been very serviceable and Shall cheer- 
fully defray any reasonable charge that has arose thereon. 

We rejoice to hear of His Excellencys sate arrival in Great 
Brittain and shall not fail paying all due regard to his Person and 
Commission when he returns our Governour. 

As to the other affairs Such as defraying the Province Debts 
already contracted together with a Suitable Provision for the 
Hon bIe Support of the Governm* is what will not be forgotten 
by us. 

Peter Wear Speak 1 *. 

[p. 294.] A Message to the board by Messrs Fellows 
Downing & Tibbits w th a vote of the house for a Triennial 
Election of Assemblymen and for a Committe to prepare 
the bill &c as on file. 

Adjorned till tomorrow 10 o'clock A : M. 



Pro. N. Hamp re . 

At a General assembly held by adjorn- 
ment May 23, 1723. 
Present In Conn 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 

Geo. Jaffrey \ Tfa Packer , 

Shad Walton > Esqs. T , 7 ^ [ Esqs. 

•d- ! d wi • j ( John Jjrost 1 

Rich d Wibird ) > 

A Message to the board by Cap 1 Tibbits and Mr. Sanborn 
with the following vote. 

In The House of Represent May 23 d 1723. 

Voted, That the whole house (excepting the Committe 
of audit) be a Committe to Jovn a Committe of the 
upper house to view the Fort William and Mary at New 
Castle this afternoon and make report thereof to the Gen 1 
assembly. James Jeffry Cler. assem ly . 



V2 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

Iii Council Eod ra die. 
Read and Concurred and Geo : Jaffry Shad a Walton and 
Thomas Packer Esq. appointed to Joyn the Gentlemen 
above for the service above. 

Rich 11 Waldron Cler. Con. 

By the Same Message a vote of the house To authorize 
the Military Commission officers of y c Province to make a 
By-Law for restraining y e unnecessary firing Guns during 
the Present Ind n warr as on file. 

Joseph Chesley Preferred a Petition to the board directed 
to the Gen 1 assembly Praying for an allowance out of the 
Treasury being wounded in the head by Jn° Davis for rea- 
sons therein expressed w rCh being read at the board [p. 295.] 
it was sent down to the house of Representatives by the 
Clerk. 

Adjourned Till tomorrow 10 o'clock a. m. 



Pro. N. Hampshire 

At a Gen 1 assem by adjournmt May 24 th 1T23. 
Present In Council, 
His Hon r John Went worth, Esq Lieu* Gov 1 ' 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffry | Esqs. Tho a Packer [ Esqs. 

Shad Walton ) Jn° Frost ) 

A Message to the board by Maj 1 ' Gillman w th Joseph 
Chesleys Petition sent down yesterday voted by the house 
to be dismissed which was again sent down by Geo : Jaffry 
Esq to be reconsidered. 

Mess rs John Knight John Downing Jun r and Jno Fabyan 
Preferred a Petition in behalf of Newington Praying for a 
line and an enlargement <fcc which was read and sent down 
to the house by George Jaffry Esq. 
Adjorned till 3 o'clock p. m. 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 93 

Pro. N. Hamp. 

Met according to adjournment. 
Present as Before. 
A Message to the board by Mess rs Fellows and Sanborn 
with the Petition of Newington sent down in the morning 
w tn ye following- vote. 

In the House of Represent May 24 th 1723. 
The said Petition being Read, Voted that the Town of 
Portsm and Parish of Greenland be served w th Copys of 
the Petition by the Petitioners and notifyed to answer at 
the next sitting of the assem y and shew cause if any why 
the prayer of the Petition may not be granted. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Conn 1 Eod m Die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

[p. 296.] A Message to the House by the Clerk with a 
vote of Council to Impower the Selectmen in each Town to 
agree w th a bellman to walk through their Respective towns 
in the night season and to pay him for it by a Tax on the 
Inhabitants. 

By the same Message another vote of Council for repeal- 
ing the act Entituled an act to Encourage y e Prosecution of 
the Indian Enemy and Rebels, and for preparing a bill 
forthwith by the same title with greater Encouragements &c. 

Adjoined til tomorrow 10 o'clock a. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp rc . 

At a Gen 1 assembly by adjornment 
May 25 th 1723. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lieu* Governour 
Mark Hunking J Rich d Wibird } 

Geo : Jafifry > Esqs Tho s Packer > Esqs 

Shad a Walton ) John Frost ) 

A Message to the board by Maj r Gillman & Cap* Gill- 



94 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

man w ,h the Petition of Joseph Chcsley as on file and vote 
of allowance thereon as follows 

In the House of Representatives, May 25, 1T2C. 
On a rehearing of Joseph Chcsleys Petition 
Voted, That the Petitoner be allowed fifteen pounds and 
paid him out of the Publick Treasury. 

James Jcffry Cler assem ly . 
In Council Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Richard Waldron Cler. Con. 

By the same Message the vote of Council for Repealing 
the Act Enti tided an Act to Encourage the Prosecution of 
the Indian Enemy and Rebels &q which was Sent down 
yesterday, concurred w th by the house as on file, Where- 
upon the Clerk was ordered forthw th to prepare a bill ac- 
cordingly. 

A Message to the board by Maj r Gillman and Cap 1 Odi- 
orne with the Report of the Committe [p. 297.] appointed 
to view Fort William and Mary w th the Votes thereon as 
follows. 

We the Committe of both houses agree that the Treas- 
ury be Supplyed with one hundred and fifty pounds for the 
repair of Fort William and Mary to be applyed first to the 
Platform and y e Remaind r to Stone work. 

Peter Wear at y c request Geo : Jaffry in behalf 

of the house of y e Committe of Coun 1 

In the House of Represent May 25 th 1723. 
Voted, That the above Report be accepted and that a 
Committe of both houses be chosen to agree with any 
person or Persons to perform the work at the cheapest rate 
they can, and that notifications be Sett up in Each Town 
to give notice for any person or persons to meet Said Com- 
mitte at the Fort at a day by them therein appointed to 
agree with them for the same. 

James Jeffry Cler assem- v . 



1723.] JOURNAL OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 95 

In the House of Represen* 
Eod m die. 
Voted, That Jotham Odiorne John Gillmaii and John 
Plaistcd Esq be of the Committee of this house to joyn 
with a Committee of the upper house to agree with Person 
or Persons to do the work at the Fort according to the 
above vote and That His Honour the Leiu* Gov r be desired 
To Inspect the well-doing thereof. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun 1 Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred and Shad a Walton, Tho s Packer 
and Jn° Frost Esq appointed to joyn y e Gentlemen above 
for the service above. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

Adjorned till Wednesday next y e 29 th Instant. 



[p. 298.] Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 Assem 1 by Adjornment at 
Portsm May 29 th 1723. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq Lieu* Gov r 
Mark Hunking, ) 
Ricli (l Wibird [ Esqs 
Tho 9 Packer ) 
Adjorned til 3 o'clock p. m. 



Pro: N. Hampshire. 

Met according To Adjornment. 
Present as Before also 
Geo : Jaffry ) 
Shad a Walton \ Esqs 
Jn° Frost ) 

The Clerk of the Council laid before y e board a bill 
which lie was ordered to prepare y e 25 th Instant Entituled 
an Act to Encourage the Prosecution of the Indian Enemy $ 



96 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

llshels and to Repeal an Act of the Same Title made and 
past ye first day of September^ 1722, which was read and 
Sent down to the house of Representatives by Geo. Jaffrey 
& Rich' 1 Vvibird Esq 8 . 

A Message to the House by the Clerk with a Vote of 
Council to Impower and require of Selectmen in their re- 
spective towns to pay for such oxen and implements as 
shall be Impressed by the Surveyors for repairing high- 
ways &c. 

A Message to the board by Mess" Davis, Atkinson and 
Fellows to Conferr upon some clauses of the bill Entituled 
an Act to Encourage the Prosecution of the Ind n &c in 
order to have some amendments <fcc. 

By the same Message an Inquiery from the House wheth- 
er the Council had passed upon the vote of the Represen- 
tatives sent up y e 22 d Instant for a Triennial Election of 
assemblymen. To which His Hon 1 ' Replyed he had dis- 
coursed Several Members of the house on that head and 
Thought they had acquainted the house w th his mind in 
that matter. 

Adjorned til tomorrow 10 a. m. 



[p. 299.] Pro. N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 Assem 1 by Adjornm 1 
May 30 th 1723. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lt Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo. Jaffry [ Esqs Tho 8 Packer [ Esqs 

Shad ri Walton ) John Frost ) 

Adjorned til 3 o'clock p. m. 



Pro N. Hampshire. 

Met according to adjornment. 

Present as Before. 

A Message to the board by Maj r Gillman and Cap 1 Tib- 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 97 

bits with Sundry accounts and claims upon the Province as 
on file and The Com'itte of audits report thereon as follows. 
We the Subscribers being appointed a Committe to audit 
the accounts &o of the said Province Do make return as 
follows (viz 1 ) 

No 1. an Ace* by Col Davis for Riming the Province 
line dismissed being paid by M r Treasurer Penhallow 
as pr his account 1722. 

No 2. an Act Signed John Robinson for work &c on 
Fort W m and Mary am to 97£ 3s 20£ being paid 
pr M r Penhallow as pr his account and 15s being 
overcharged in his ace* of labour, allowed, £76. 8. 

N° 3 John Roberts his ace 1 for Gondela hire &c am to 

7£ 16s, 9s overcharged, allowed, 7. 7. 

N° 1- Susanna Srnals ace* for expences &c. allowed 5. 1. 9 

N° 5 Benj a Acremans ace* for atten a & express to Bos- 
ton : y e Ball ce allowed. 10. 

N° 6 Jethro Person ace 1 for work done at Fort W m and 

Mary am 7£ for 28 days labour allowed 6. 6. 

N° 7 Rob* Coates ace* for Sundry disbursm t9 on Fort 
W m and Mary and y* Men that worked am to 17£ 14s 
allowed 17. 2. 

[p. 300.] N° 8 A Muster Role Signed James Nock for 

Scouting am to 47£ 12s allowed 47. 12. 

N° 9 Ditto Signed Joseph Beard am to 14£ 8s Exam- 
ined and find it right cast but not sworn to when 
done allowed 14. 8. 

N° 10 Ditto John Gillman am 54£ 13 days am to 

£59 15s Id allowed 59. 15. 1 

N° 11 an Ace* Signed Rich* Perry for Iron "Work &c 
at Fort W ra and Mary allowed 15.16. 5 

N° 12 An ace 4 Signed Edward Toogood for himself and 
others allowed as follows (viz) Himself and Servant 
John Clark 
John Granday 
Thomas Wilkinson 

N° 13 an account Signed Thorn 3 Packer for house rent 
fireing and Candles 15£ and 2£ for visiting two ves- 
sels and also another ace* for Medicines &c am to 
5 lb — . 6d We allow as follows (viz) 

For house rent fireing &c as pr Establishm* 11. 



19. 


5. 


6 


4. 


0. 





5. 


5, 




5. 


3. 


6 



98 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

For Visiting two vessels 2 days 1. 

and for the ace* of 5£. — . 6d we refer it to the assembly 
N° 14 A Muster Role for a Scout und r y e Command of 

Lieu 1 Jn° Lad Sign'd by Maj* Gillman allowed 21. 10. 

X° 14 an ace 1 Signed Rich d Waldron for Service a9 

Cler: Con: &c referred to y c assem 1 . 
X° 15 Muster Role Signed Joseph Beard dismist being 

voluntiers that went out on y e bounty act 
N° 16 an act Signed Benj a Gambling for Service as 

Sherriif am" to 18£ 3s. allowed 12. 14. 

X° 17 an ace 1 Signed Clem 1 Hughes Collect' of Excise 

adjusted & due to y e Prov: £18. 16. 6 
N° 18 An ace 1 Signed James Langley for getting Stones 

for the fort &c am To 4. 10. 

N° 19 an account Signed Geo Pierce for Iron Work for 

the fort &c am 12£ 13s allowed 12. 8. 

N° 20 an ace 1 Signed Geo Vaughan for his Sallary at 

the Fort am to 118£ 10s dismissed, [p. 301.] He 

having rendered no account of the money and Pow- 
der Rec d on account of the Province when he was 

Commander of the Fort. 
N° 21 an ace* Signed James Jeffrey for drawing a map 

of the Province &c am° £3. 10 allowed 2. 

N° 22. A Muster Pole Signed Jon a Chesley am To 

£15. 9. 3. Dismissed for y e reasons given ag st Beards 

Muster Pole. 

We the Subscribers being appointed a Committe to audit the 
claims and accounts of the Province do make our Report as above 
having Examined the Several Particulars in the Several accounts 
brought in to us. May 25, 1723. 

Jotham Odiorne Mark Hunking 

And w Wiggin Rich d Wibird 

Eph: Dennet John Frost 

Theo: Atkinson 

In the House of Represen* May 30 th 1723. 
Voted, Tli at the Return of the Committe of audit be 
accepted as carryed of ag 8t the Persons names and that M r 
Clerk Waldron be allowed the Sum of seventy pounds in 
full of His account and that James Jeffry have thirty shill- 
ings allowed him more than is carryed of, and that Col. 
Packer's account of the box and medicines and Instruments 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 99 

lye und r consideration til next sessions and that the box be 
ordered to be returned, and what is wanting to be made 
good, and that Col. Davis's lye according to the vote upon it. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 

In Coun 1 Eod m die 

Read and Concurred Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

[p. 302.] By the Message which brought up the Committe 

of Audits report the ace 1 of M r Fellows as on file, w th a vote 

thereon as follows. 

In the House of Represen 1 May 30 th 1723. 
Voted, That Cap 1 William Fellows be allowed and paid 
out of the Publick Treasury the Sum of four pounds nine 
shillings and one penny In full of His account. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun 1 Eod m die 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

A Message to the house by the Clerk To Inquire whether 
they had passed upon the votes of Council Namely Respect- 
ing a bellman sent down y e 24 th Instant : and for Select- 
mens paying for oxen to repair highways sent down yes- 
terday. 

Adjorned til tomorrow 10 o'clock a. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 Assembly by adjornment 
May 31 9t 1723. 
Present In Council 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) p 

Geo : Jaffry } Esqs. Thorn 8 Packer ^ SqS - 

Shad a Walton ) 

A Message to the board by Cap 1 Downing & Cap* Gill- 
man w th the votes of Council ab* the bellman, and paying 
for Impressed oxen to repair highways both non concurred. 
By the same Message the following vote. 



100 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

In the House of Represent May 30 th 1723. 
Voted, That the house of M r Theod re Atkinson at New 
Castle where John Wilson now liveth be a licensed house 
the Person living therein giving security for good orders as 
usual and paying Excise. 

James Jeffry, Cler assem. 

[p. 303.] In Council eod m die. 

Read and Concurred. 

Richard Waldron Cler Con. 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Atkinson and Dennet 
with the following vote. 

In the House of Represent May 31 st 1723. 
Voted, That there be a Tax of one thous d pounds laid 
on the Inhabitants of this Province and that it be brought 
into the Treasury by the middle of January next in mony 
and that it Shall be applyed for discharging the Support of 
the Government as the General assembly Shall ord r . 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Council Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Richard Waldron Cler. Con. 

Adjorned til 3 o'clock P. M. 



Pro. N. Hamp re 

Met according to adjornment. 
Present In Council As Before. 

A Message to the House from the Honourable the Lieu* 
Governour by Mark Hunking Geo. Jaffry and Shad a Walton 
Esq" to communicate to them some part of a letter which 
he had received from M r agent Newman relating to y e pub- 
lick affairs of this Province, and to Recommend his good 
services to them, and to desire their Consideration thereof, 
and honourable allowance to him for the same. 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Odiorne and Sanborn 
w m the following vote. 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 101 

In the House of Represent . 

Voted, That John Gillman And w Wiggins Samuel Eas- 
man Esq 3 M r Theo. Atkinson, M r [p. 304.] Jn° Sanborn, 
Cap* Samuel Tibbits, Cap* Jn° Downing M r Eph a Dennet be 
a Committe of this house to joyn with a Committe of the 
upper house to draw a scheme for the Proportions of the 
Several towns in this Province for the Province Taxes. 

James Jefifry Cler assem. 
In Coun 1 May 31 st 1723. 

Voted, The Gentlemen above mentioned be the Com- 
mitte in behalf of the board as well as for the house and 
that they prepare and lay the Said Scheme before the Gen 1 
assembly at the next Sessions. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Tibbets and Gillman 
w th the following vote. 

In the House of Represent May 31 st 1723. 

Voted, That Jotham Odiorne, Andrew Wiggin Esq 8 M r 
Theo : Atkinson and M r Eph a Dennet be of the Committe 
of this House to Joyn w th a Committe of the upper house 
to draw the act for Receiving one thousand pounds on the 
Inhabitants of this Province this year according to the vote 
of this day. James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 

In Council Eod m die. 

Read and Concurred, and Mark Hunking Shad a Walton, 
Rich d Wibird and Tho 8 Packer Esq appointed to Joyn the 
Gentlem 11 above for the service above. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

A Message to the board by Col Davis w th the bill Enti- 
tuled an Act to Encourage the Prosecution of the Ind 11 En- 
emy and Rebels &c which had been passed upon in the 
house and voted to be Enacted and the Same having had 
its several readings at the board was past and ordered to 
be engrossed. 

Adjorned till to-morrow 9 a clock a. m. 



102 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

[p. 305.] Fro. N. Hamp re . 

At a Gen 1 Assem 1 at Portsm by 
adjornment June l 8t 1723. 
Present In Council 
His Hon* John Wentworth Esq Leiut Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffry [ Esq Tho 5 Packer [ Esq 

Shad a Walton ) John Frost ) 

John Underwood Preferred a Petition to the board pray- 
ing that his house at N. Castle might be licensed a Publick 
house for reasons there in Expressed which was read and 
sent down pr the Clerk. 

Col Waldron Preferred a Petition to the board Signed 
by himself, Benj a Wentworth and Nicholas Harford Select- 
men of Dover Praying that a Committe may be appointed 
to Survey Lamprey river in order to find out a Convenient 
place to build a new bridge across said river for Reasons 
therein Expressed. The Council Voted to Grant y e Prayer 
and sent down the Petition and Vote by John Frost Esq. 

A Message to the board by Cap* Tibbits and M r Sanborn 
w th ^p Underwoods petition as on file and votes thereon as 
follow. 

In the House of Represent June 1 st 1723. 
Voted, That the prayer of the Petition be granted the 
Person living in said house yearly according to the usual 
custome producing his certificate for good orders to the 
Sessions and paying his Excise. 

James Jeffry, Cler assem. 

In Council Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred during the Petitioners life upon 
Condition he pay his excise and keep clue orders according 
to law and not otherwise. 

Richard Waldron Cler Con. 

By the same Message the ace 1 of Maj r Gillman as on file 
the ball cc due to him as allowed [p. 306.] by the Committe 
of audit being £5 16s w tt the vote thereon as follows 



1723.] JOURNAL OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 103 

In the House of Represent May 31 st 1723. 
Voted, the above ace* be accepted and allowed. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun 1 June l 6t 1723. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

A Message to the board by M r Dennet w th the Petition of 
the Selectmen of Dover Sent down pr M r Frost as on file 
w th the votes thereon as follow. 

In Council June 1 st 1723. 
Voted, That Six Indifferent Persons be chosen a Com- 
mitte to Survey Lamprey River and Report to His Honour 
the Lieu* Gov r and Council as soon as conveniency will per- 
mit y e most commodious place for building a bridge across 
Said River, and That Col Walton M r Edw r Ayres & M r 
Benj a Thomas be three of the Committe to Joyn w th the 
Gentlemen whom the house shall appoint. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 
In the House of Represen* Eod m die. 
Voted, a Concurrence w th the above vote (with this Pro- 
viso) that the Petitioners pay the Charges of the Committe 
and That Col Peter Wear Col John Plaisted Esq and M r 
W m Moor be three of the Committe for the End aforesaid. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
A Message to the board by Mess" Atkinson and Tibbits 
w th the following votes. 

In the House of Represent June 1 st 1723. 
Voted, Tbat the Postmaster General be allowed and paid 
out of the Treasury the Sum [p. 307.] of three pounds For 
Expediting the Public letters for His Majesty's Service free. 

James Jeffry, Cler assem. 
In Coun 1 Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 



104 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

Endorsed on Axwel Roberts ace 1 am to 3 £ 17. 4 as fol- 
lows y° s d ace 1 is on file. 

In the House of Represent June 1 st 1723. 

Voted, That Axwel Roberts be allowed and paid out of 
the Publick Treasury the Sum of two pounds, sixteen Shill- 
ings in full of His ace* Provided That M M Roberts make 
oath that She never Received anything, from the Mass a or 
the Ind n or M r Bane towards the Payment of the Sum 
therein mentioned. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 

In Council Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

In The House of Represent. 
June l 8t 1723. 
Allowed Doct r [John] Crosby for administering to the 
men und 1 * Cap 1 Gillman's Command as pr his ace 1 on file 
£1. 12. 11 

James Jeffry Cler. assem. 
In Coun 1 Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

In the House of Represen* June l 6t 1723. 
Toted, That His Honour The Lieu 1 Gov r having the 
whole burthen of this Government as Command 1 " in Chief 
devolved upon him, be presented w th the Sum of one hun- 
dred pounds for His Extraordinary Service done the Gov- 
ernment, and To be paid out of the publick Treasury. 

James Jeffry, Cler. assem. 
In Coun 1 Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

[p. 308.] A Message to the board by Mr Dennet with 
the following vote. 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 105 

In the House of Represen* June 1 st 1723. 
Yoted, That there be signed of the two Thousand 
pounds now ready Imprest nine hundred pounds and put 
into the Public Treasury for the payment of the Sundry 
Debts now allowed and due from the Province and other 
Contingency's that may happen betwixt this and the fall 
Sessions and that His Honour The Lieut GoV be desired 
to Issue out warrants for the payment of the respective 
Sums now allowed to be due. 

James JefTry Cler assem. 
In Coun 1 Eod ra die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

A Message to the board by Cap 1 Tibbits w th a vote of the 
house for the lead 18 of y e Scouts now going out to have Sar- 
gents pay, the said vote was sent down by M r Jaffry and 
Col Walton, who were directed to Reccommend Leiuten- 
ants Pay instead of Sargents. y e house returned the vole 
to the board w tu an addition (viz.) That they had Recon- 
sidered it and adhered to it, as on file. 

A Message to the board by M r Redman w th a bill Entit- 
uled An Act To Levy a Tax of one thousand pounds on y e 
Poles and Estates within this Province, which had been 
read and Past to be Enacted in the house. The Same had 
Its readings at the board and was ordered to be Ingross'd 
Immediately. 

A Message To the House by the Clerk to require their 
attend a at the board the Speaker and house came accord- 
ingly and Then the two bills being again read in presence 
of y e Gen 1 assem 1 were Signed and Sealed namely, 

1. an act To Encourage y e Prosecution of the Ind n 
Enemy & rebels and to Repeal an act of the same title 
made & past y e 1 st day of 7 br 1722. 

2. an act To Levy a Tax of one thousand pounds on The 
Poles & Estates w th in this Province. 

After which His Hon r was pleased to Prorogue the Gen 1 



106 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

assem 1 and accordingly in His Majesty's name they were 

Progued til Tuesday y e 10 th day of 7 br next, further 
Progued til y e 19 th November next. 



[p. 309.] Pro : of N. Hamp re . 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth 
by prorogation November 19 th 1723. 
Present In Council, 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking | Esq Eich d Wibird [ Esq 

Geo : Jaffry ) Arch d M c pheadris ) 

John Frost Esq. 
Adjorned til 3 o'clock p. m. 



Pro: N. Hamp ro . 

Met according to adjornment 
Present as Before. 
A Message to the house by Mess rs Jaffry & Wibird and y € 
Clerk to adjorn them Till tomorrow 10 oclock a. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth 
by adjornment November 20 th 1723. 
Present In Council 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq 1/ Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow J Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking > Esqs Rich 11 Wibird > Esqs 
Geo. Jaffry ) Arch d M c pheadris ) 

A message to the board by Cap 1 Gillman to acquaint His 
Honour that The house had chosen a Speaker pro tempore 
(M r Speaker Wear not being come to Town) & that they 
were ready to enter upon the business of the Sessions. 

A Message to the house by the Clerk to require their 
attendance at the board the Speaker and house came up 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 107 

accordingly to whom his Honour made a Speech, a Copy of 
which was (at y e desire of y e Speak r ) delivered unto him 
& is as follows. 

Gentlemen, 

I have deferr'd y e Setting of y e fall Sessions for some time that 
so I might lay before you the Muster Roles with y e whole Expence 
of y e Summer past. 

[p. 310.] The Charge in defending our frontiers has been con- 
siderable and altho we have not had the wished for Success against 
our Enemys yet we have in some measure answered our expecta- 
tions in that the enemy has not made those breaches upon us 
which we might have reasonably expected had we been careless 
and secure. 

I Promise myself that you will make the necessary provision 
for Enabling M r Treasurer to pay of the just demands due from 
the Province an account of which I have order'd to be laid before 
you. 

We are wel assured that our bills of Credit are Counterfeited, 
and that our neighbouring Governments have deteckd some of 
the offenders. I think it is a matter well worthy of our consid- 
eration and wherein our Laws are deficient let us strengthen them 
or Pass new laws for the Prevention of So great an Evil. 

I have received Several letters from His Excellency Gov r Shute 
since our last sitting assuring me that he will do his Utmost en- 
deavors and everything in his power to Serve this Province and 
particularly in getting the lines Settled and His Majesty's bounty 
to Fort William and Mary. 

M r Agent Newman writes me much to the same purport with 
this addition that he had just then made an Interest w th M r De Le 
Fay Secretary to the Lords Justices for obtaining the more speedy 
answer to his Memorial, the letter bears date aug st 23 d last past 
also that he had wrote to M r Speaker Wear by same conveyance 
which Judge M r Speaker will communicate to your house. 

We have not done what was design'd as to the stone work of 
the Fort occasioned by y e war but the timber work is all finish'd 
and in good order designing early in the Spring to proceed on the 
stone work. 

I Promise myself that you will stil take care for y e Hon ble sup- 
port of this His Majesty's Government where you Shall find me 
both ready and willing to serve my King and Country to the 
Utmost of my Power. 

J Wentwoeth 



108 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

His Honour The Lieu 1 Gov r read to y e Speak 1 ' and house 
a Paragraph of a letter (which he told them he had re- 
ceived from Gov r Shute) acquainting him that M r Penhal- 
low had been at some [p. 311.] Expence in England for 
the Province service and ought to be Considered for it. 

In Council 

Ordered, That Cap 1 Joshua Weeks be paid fourteen Shill- 
ings and five pence out of the treasury for Provisions pro- 
cured by him for y e souldiery by y e Lu't Gov r order for His 
Maj 1 - s service last year. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 

Adjourned till 3 o'clock, p. M. 



Pro. N. Hamp re . Met according to adjornm* 

Present as Before. 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Odiorne and Gillman 
Praying his Honour to direct the Muster Roles forth w th to 
be laid before the house and likewise desiring the treas- 
urers accounts to be laid before them. 

Mess r3 Downing, Knight and Fabyan Pray'd liberty to 
withdraw their Petition Preferred ye 24 th of May last in 
behalf of ye Destrict of Newington accordingly Ordered 
That y e S'd Petition be dismissed & y 1 the partys may 
depart. Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

Adjorned till tomorrow, 10 o'clock A. M. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth 
by adjornm 1 Nov 1 21 st 1723. 
Present In Council 
His Hon 1 John Wentworth Esq Lieu 1 Gov r 
Samuel Penhallow ) Shad 8 Walton ) 

Mark Hunking [ Esq Riclr 1 Wibird [ Esq" 

Geo: Jatfry ) Arch d Mcpheadris ) 

John Frost Esq. 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 109 

Rich d Wibird Esq Presented a receipt to the board und r 
the hand of M r Treasurer Jaffry which was ordered to be 
entered and is as follows. 

Pursuant to an order of Gen 1 Assembly June 1 st 1723 
Received of the Committe for Signing bills of Credit y e 
sum of eight hundred and ninety nine pounds eight shill- 
ings June 25 th 1723 

.£899. 8 pr Geo : Jaffry Treasurer 

[p. 312.] A Message To y e board by Cap 1 Tibbits w th y e 
following vote. 

In the house of Representatives. 

Nov 1 21 et 1723. 

Voted, That James Davis andrew Wiggin Esq 5 & Cap 1 

W m Fellows be of the Committe of this house to joyn w tb a 

Committe of the upper house to audit the accounts of the 

Muster Roles and other accounts brought in this Sessions. 

James Jeffry Cler: assem 
In Coun 1 Eodem die. 
Read and Concurred and Rich d Wibird arch a M c pheadris 
and Jn° Frost Esq re appointed to Joyn w th y e Gentlemen 
above for the service above. 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

A Message to the house by Sam 1 Penhallow and Shad a 
Walton Esq 8 with a vote for reviveing y e Excise act &q and 
to recommend to the house The Consideration of Lamprey 
river bridge 

Adjorned Till 3 a clock p. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp re . 

Met according to adjornm* 

Present as before. 

A Message to the house by the Clerk w th the Petition of 

Thomas Leavit and others which was ordered to be heard 

this day, the same being read in the house was return' d to 

the board by Col Davis and M r Fellows who acquainted His 



110 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

Honour they were ready to attend the hearing. Then the 
house were directed by y° Clerk to give their attendance at 
y e board and y e Speaker and house Came up accordingly 
and all Partys being Present The agents for Kingston 
moved to have y e hearing Suspended til tomorrow 7 , and ac- 
cordingly It is suspended til tomorrow 3 oclock afternoon. 

His Honour Ordered to be read to y e Speak r and house a 
Copy of M r Agent Newman's Memorial for Stores for Fort 
William and Mary and Part of a letter which he had re- 
ceived from the said M r Newman respecting the same. 
Then the speak r & house withdrew. 

A Message to y e house by Shad a Walton & Jn° Frost Esq 3 
To recommend to them y e Passing an act in addition to y e 
act ab 1 Fish. 

Adjorned Till Tomorrow 10 o clock A. M. 



[p. 313.] Pro. N. Hamp re . 

At a General assem held at Portsm 
by adjornm* 9 br 22 d 1723. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking \ Esqs. Rich d Wibird > Esqs. 

Geo. Jaffry ) Arch d M c Pheadris ) 

John Frost Esq. 
Robert Auchmaty Esq Preferred a Petition in behalf of 
Rich' 1 Hilton Esq Praying for a Special act to enable y e S d 
Hilton to bring forward an action before y e Gov r and Coun- 
cil ag st Mrs Mary Brown &c which was read & sent down 
to the house of representatives pr the Clerk. 
Adjorned til 3 o'clock p. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp re 

Mett according to adjornment. 

Present as Before. 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Ill 

A Message to the house by the Clerk to require their 
attend a at the board the Speaker and house came up accord- 
ingly upon y e hearing of y e Petition of Thomas Leavit and 
others and the Petitioners & respondents being Present and 
fully heard the Partys withdrew and y e Speaker and house 
retired to their own Chamb r to Consider of the Premises. 

Adjorned til tomorrow 10 o'clock A. M. 



At a General Assembly held at Portsmouth 
by adjornment Nov r 23 d 1723. 
Present in Council 
L* Gov r Wentworth. 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking | Esqs Rich d Wibird S Esqs 

George Jaffrey ) Arch a M c pheadris ) 

Jn° Frost Esq 
Adjorned til y e 25 th Instant 10 o'clock a. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp re 

At a General Assembly held at Portsm 
by adjornment Nov r 25 1723. 
Present in Council 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq. Lt. Gov r 
Samuel Penhallow ) Shad a Walton \ v 

Mark Hunking V Esq Arch d M c pheadris \ ^ sq9 
Geo : Jaffrey ) 

[p. 314.] A Message to the house by Col Walton with a 
Vote of Coun 1 for dismissing y e Petition of Thomas Leavit 
and others. 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Odiorne and Downing 
w th a Petition of Nathan Longfellow Praying for an allow- 
ance out of y e Treasury for his being Imprison'd and 
oblidged to attend Several Courts in y e County of Essex for 
distraining a rate from And w Greele a borderer on the Di- 
visional line of the two Provinces &c w lh a vote thereon the 
Petition is on file and y e vote as follows. 



112 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

Iii The House of Represen 1 Nov* 23 1723. 
Voted, That the Said Longfellow the Petitioner be al- 
lowed and paid out of the Treasury the sum of Seven 
pounds in full of all he can demand for anything or dam- 
age he Sustained as in the Petition. 

James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 
In Council Nov 25 th 1723. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich* Waldron, Cler. Con. 

By the same Message Came up the following vote. 

In Council Nov r 25 th 1723 
Voted (nemine Contradicente) That the Pet'ion of Thom- 
as Leavit and others heard before y e Gen 1 assem 1 y e 22 d In- 
stant be dismist and that the Petitioners pay Costs. 

Rick a Waldron Cler. Con. 
Eod m die. Read in the house of Representatives & Con- 
curr'd w th this amendment (Viz) that each party pay his 
own Costs. 

James Jeffrey, Cler. Assem. 

In Council Eod m die 
Read and Concurred w tb the amendment 

Rich* Waldron, Cler. Con. 
By the same Message a Vote of y e house for Preparing 
a bill for a Triennial Election of assembly men. 
Adjorn'd til tomorrow 10 o'clock A. M. 



[p. 315.] Pro.N. Hamp rc 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth 
by adjornm* Nov r 26 th 1723. 
Present In Council 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq. Lt. Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking [ Esq™ Rich d Wibird [ Esq ro 

Geo : Jalfrey ) Arch Mcphreadis J 

John Frost Esq ro 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 113 

A Message to the board by Sam 1 Easman Esq and Cap* 
Gillman w th a vote of the house for repealing all the laws 
that were past before the year 1719 that are not Printed. 

A Message to the house by George Jaffry and John Frost 
Esq re w tb the vote of the house Sent up yesterday for pre- 
paring a bill respecting a triennial election of assembly men 
to be reconsidered. 

By the same Message the Gov r Instructions were sent 
down w th an ord r that one Paragraph of them (forbiding y e 
Gov r to assent to any act of an unusual and Extraordinary 
Nature) Should be read to the house &c. 

Jacob Smith Pray'cl a Consideration for a Saddle prest 
from him last year & never return'd upon which 

A Message to the board by Maj r Gillman with the follow- 
ing vote 

In The house of Represent Nov r 28 1723. 

Voted, an allowance of twenty live Shillings to be paid 
out of y e Treasury. 

James Jeffry Cler Assem. 
In Coun 1 Eod m die 

Read and Concurred. 

Rich' 1 Waldron Cler Con, 

A Message to the house by George Jaffry Esq w th a vote 
of Council respecting the Parishes at Portsm which was 
Immediately return'd by Cap* Downing and Cap* Tibbits 
and is as follows 

Whereas in The act of Gen 1 assembly of y e 27 th of May 
1720 Impowering each Parish in Portsm to lay a Tax for 
the Support of the Ministry The name of the reverend 
M r Rogers [p. 316.] who is now dead is mentioned without 
respect to his Successor. 

In Council Novemb r 26 th 1723. 

Voted, That in addition to S' d act the Successive Minis- 
ters in Each Parish may be inserted 

Rich d Waldron Cler : Con 



114 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

Iii the House of Represen 1 Eod m die 
Read and Concurred 

James Jeffry Uler. Assem 

By The same Message came up a vote for a Triennial as- 
sembly which was Concurred <fcthen a Committe appointed 
to prepare the bill & Sent down by y e Clerk. 

A Message to the house by Col Walton with a vote of 
Council Prohibiting hoggs going at large in some part of 
y e Town of Portsmouth and New Castle. 

A Message to the house to reccommend to them by Sam 1 
Penhallow and Rich d Wibird Esq re the affair of Lamprey 
river bridge &c 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Dennet and Tibbits w th 
the following Yotes. 

In the House of Represen* Xov r 26 th 1723. 

Voted, That no assembly or lower house of Representa- 
tives of this Province shall have any longer Continuance 
than three years from the time of their being first call'd 
and qualifyed, and that there Shall be ten days (at lest) be- 
tween the date of the writs for Electing them & the time 
of their being Chosen (unless upon Extraordinary emer- 
gencys) and that an act be drawn up accordingly. The 
Execution thereof being deferred and Suspended until His 

Maj tys Pleasure be known. 

James Jaffry Cler Assem 

In Coun 1 Eod m die 
Read and Concurred & Voted That Sam 1 Penhallow & 
Jno Frost Esq 9 be of y e Committe from y e board for draw- 
ing the bill. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In the House of Represen 1 eod m die 
Voted — That Jotham Odiorne Esq and M r Theo re Atkin- 
son be of y° Committe of this house to joyn w th y e Com- 
mitto above for y c end aforesaid. 

James Jeffry Cler Assem 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 115 

[p. 317.] A Message to The house by Messrs M c Phreadis 
& Frost w th y e Tote of y e house for repealing y e laws made 
before 1719, w ch are not yet Printed w ch vote was sent up 
this day. 

by y e Same Message a Vote of Council was sent down 
for a Committe to Supervise y e laws in y e Secretarys office 
not printed in y e recess of y e Court. 

Adjorned til 3 o'clock p. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

Met according to adjornm*. 
Present as Before. 
A Message to the board by Cap* Tibbits w th y e Vote of 
Council for a Committe to Supervise y e laws in y e recess of 
y e Court Non-Concurred and the Vote of y e house for re- 
pealing y e laws Past before 1719 and not printed adhered 
To. 

Adjorn'd til tomorrow 10 oclock a. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Ports- 
mouth by adjornment Nov r 27 th 1723. 
Present in Council, 
His Hon r Jn° Wentworth Lieu* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking [ Esq rs Rich d Wibird [ Esq rs 
Geo : Jaffrey ) Arch d M c Phredris ) 

Jn° Frost Esq. 
John Frost Esq re from y e Committe appointed to pre- 
pare a bill for a Triennial election of assembly men re- 
ported a bill accordingly entituled an act for calling and 
electing an assembly once in three years, and George Jaf- 
frey Esq Presented a bill entituled an act in addition to the 
act entituled an act for y e Settlement of the Parishes of the 
Town of Portsmo. both which were Several times read at 



116 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

y e board and past to be Engrost & Sent down to the house 
by Mess" Wibird & M c Fhreadris for Concurrence. 

A Message to the house by Sam 1 Penhallow and George 
Jaffrey Esq rc to recommend to them an allowance out of y e 
Treasury to M r Agent Newman. 

Adjorned til y c 10 th day 
of Dec r next. 



[p. 318.] Pro. N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Ports- 
mouth by adjornment the 10 th day of 
December 1723. 
Present In Council 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq L* Gov 1 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Sbad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking 5 Esq rs Rich d Wibird S Esq rs 

Geo : Jaffry ) Arch d M c phreadris ) 

John Frost Esq. 
adjorned til tomorrow 
10 o'clock a. M. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Genr 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjornm* Dec r 11 th 1723 
Present In Council 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq Lieu 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking [ Esq re Rich 11 Wibird \ Esq re 

Geo : Jaffiy ) Arch (1 M c pheadris ) 

John Frost Esq r 
A Message to the board by Maj r Gillman with the follow- 
ing vote. 

In the house of Representatives Nov r 11 th 1723 
Voted That Cap* W m Fellows and M r Theodore Atkinson 
be of the Committo from this house to joyn with a Com- 






1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 117 

mitte of y e upper house to tell over y e old broken & defaced 
Mony of the first Impression that may be brought in this 
assembly by those who have Exchanged it that it may be 
burnt according to the act 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Council Eod m die 

Read and Concurred and Arch d M c phreadris and Jn° 
Frost Esq 8 appointed from y e board for y e service above. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the house by Geo : Jaffrey and Shad a Wal- 
ton Esq to read two letters from M 1 ' Agent Newman to y e 
Lieu* Gov r which his Hon 1 received by y e last Ship. 

A Message to the house by Sam 1 Penhallow and Rich' 1 
Wibird Esq r to reccommend to them ye Passing an act to 
make death y e Punishment for Counterfeiting or altering 
y e Publick bills of Credit &c 

Adjorn'd til 3 oclock P. m. 



[p. 319.] Pro. N. Hamp re 

Met according to adjornment. 
Present as before. 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Davis & Fellows w th the 
bill Entituled an Act for y e Calling and Electing an assembly 
once in three years w cl1 was sent down y e 27 th of NoveiinY 
last. Concurred with in the house w th this amendment 
(viz) That His Maj tys Prerogative may not be infringed be- 
ing Struck out. 

By The same Message the Report of the Committe of 
audit as follows 

We The Committe of both houses appointed by Yote of 
General assembly of y e 21 st Novemb r 1723, for Examining 
Muster Roles &c Do allow the several Sums annexed to 
Each name having Examined y e Same. 
N° 1. Serg* James Nock £61 : 2 : 6 

2. Serg* Jos: Beard 46: 2: 1 



67: 


4: 


8 


55: 


4: 




24: 


15: 


2i 


61: 


12: 


5 


.63: 


18: 


4 


7: 







118 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

3. Ditto James Nock 

4. Ditto John Ladd 

5. D° Moses Conner 

6. D° Joseph Beard 

7. Cap 1 Benj a Wentworth 

8. Col Wear 
Allowed Serg* James Xock & Serg* Jos: 

Beard 40s. each for carrying up pro- 
visions and expences 4: 

9. Cap* Wentworth for 10 men in a Scout 26 th 

May for 3 days each at 3s. pr day they 

finding victuals 4 : 10 : 

10. Serg* Jos: Beard for 10 men 3 days each ?? 

finding provision at 3s. pr day 4: 10 

11. The Treasur™ ace* of Provisions as pr. his 

account will appear 20 th 9 br 1723 403 : 3 : 4 



Total £903: 2: 6 

James Davis John Frost 

And w Wiggiu Riclr 4 Wibird 

W m Fellows Arch d Macpheadris 

In The House of Represent Nov r 27 th 1723. 
Voted, That the within return of y e Committe be allowed as 
the Sums are Carryed off and that Cap* Benj a Wentworth be 
allowed and [p. 320.] paid out of y e Treasury the Sum of twenty 
Shillings for his Service and attend* in Making up M r Jos Beards 
Muster Roles. James Jeffry Cler assem 

In the House of Represent 
Dec r 11 th 1723. 
Voted, That His Honour The Lieu* Governour be de- 
sired to Issue out bis warr ts to the Treasurer for the pay- 
ment of the several Sums allowed in this return. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Conn 1 eod m die 
The Two foregoing Votes read and Concurred 

Rich 3 Waldron Cler : Con 
A Message to the house by Arch d Macphedris and Jn° 
Frost Esq r w th a vote of Council for making death y c pen- 
alty of Counterfeiting or altering Publick bills of Credit, <£c. 
Adjorned til tomorrow 10 a clock a. m. 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 119 

Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a General asseni held at Portsm 
by adjornm* Dec 12 th 1723. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq r Lieu* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq rs Rich d Wibird V Esq r3 

Geo: Jaffry ) Arch Macpheadris ) 

John Frost Esq r 
The Committe appointed to make tale of the defaced 
broken bills y e 11 th Instant reported to the board that they 
had received of y e sd broken bills as follows (viz 4 ) 

of Geo : Jaffry Esq r one hund d twenty one 

pound ten & six pence XI 21: 10: 6 

Rich d Wibird Esq r one hund d & Seventeen 

p ds sixteen Shillings 117: 16: 

Col Hunking thirty five p ds eighteen & six- 
pence 35: 18: 6 

Maj r Gillman eighty two p d9 three & three 

pence 82: 3: 3 



In all £357: 8: 3 

Which Sum of 357 : 8 : 3 was then burnt to ashes in y e 
Council Chamber in Presence of y® Gen 1 assembly. 

The Council Consent to y e amendm* of y e bill for a Tri- 
annial assembly Sent up Yesterday as then entered by y e 
house. 

A Message to y e board by Col Davis & Cap* Downing 
w^ a bill for granting to His Majesty an excise on liquor 
&c w ch was sent back by Sam 1 Penhallow & Jn° Frost Esq to 
be reconsidered. 

Adjorn'd til 3 o'clock P. M. 



120 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

[P. 321.] Pro: N.Hamp re 

Met according to adjomm* 
Present as before. 
A Message to the house by Cap 1 Macpheadris w th a vote 
of Council for a Committc to prepare a bill for y e better 
Curing and Culling fish. 

Adjorn'd til tomorrow 10 o clock A : M. 



Pro: N. Hamp re . 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjornnr* Dec r 13, 1723. 
Present In Council 
His Honour Jn° Wentwortli Esq Lieu* Gov* 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking \ Esq Rich d Wibird [ Esq" 

Geo : Jaflfry ) Arch d Macpheadris ) 

A Message to the board by M r Atkinson w th y e bill for 
granting to His Majesty an Excise on liquors w cb was re- 
considered in y e house &c y e board Concurred w th y e s d bill 
and ordered the same to be Engrost. 
by the same Message y e following votes 
In Council Dec 12 th 1723 
Voted That there be an act Past within this Province 
for the better regulating the Cureing and culling of fish, 
and that a bill be prepared accordingly and that Samuel 
Penhallow and John Frost Esq r be of a Committe to joyn 
w th Such as Shall be Chosen in the house of Representa- 
tives to Prepare the S d bill 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con. 

In the house of Represen* Dec r 13, 1723 
Read and Concurred and Voted that Col John Plaisted 
and M r Theo : Atkinson be of the Committe of this house 
to joyn w tb y c above Committe for y e end abovesaid. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
hi the House of Represen 1 Dec 12 th 1723 
Voted That the old broken defaced bills of Credit of this 






1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 121 

Province of the first Impression that was this day brought 
in by the Trustees and told over by y e Committe appointed 
That those of the Trustees that brought in the same be dis- 
charged of the several Sums brought in (viz) George 
Jaffrey Esq of the Sum of one hundred and twenty one 
pounds ten Shillings and Sixpence and Maj r John Gillman 
of the Sum of eighty two pounds three Shillings and three 
pence & Rich d [p. 322.] Wibird Esq of the sum of one 
hundred and Seventeen pounds Sixteen and Col Mark 
Hunking of the sum of thirty-five pounds Eighteen Shil- 
lings and Six pence and they are hereby discharged of the 
Said Several Sums. 

James Jeffry Cler Assem 1 

In Coun 1 Dec r 13 th 1723. 
Read and Concurred. Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the board by Cap* Odiorne and Cap 1 Gill- 
man with the two following Votes 

In the House of Represent Dec 13 th 1723. 
Voted That M r Justice Easman be allowed and paid out 
of the treasury y e Sum of thirty five Shillings for an Ex- 
traordinary Express sent this last Summer from Kingston 
to Nutfield. James Jeffry Cler assem. 

In Coun 1 Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In the House of Represent Dec r 13 th 1723. 
Voted That James Jeffry be paid out of the Publick 
Treasury the sum of ten pounds for his Service as Clerk of 
y e assembly for the last year from y e 29 th Nov r 1722, to y e 
29 th NovemV 1723 and that His Honour the Lieu 1 Gov r be 
desired to Issue out his warr* to y e Treasurer accordingly 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Council Eod m die 
Read and Concurred 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 



122 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

The Committee appointed to make tale of y e old broken 
defaced bills reported to the board that they had received 
of Jn° Plaisted Esq four hundred thirty two pounds & 
Seven Shillings which Sum was burnt to ashes in y e Coun- 
cil Chamber in Presence of y e General assembly. 
Adjorn'd til 3 o clock p. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

Met according to adjornnv* 
Present as Before 
A Message to the House by Mess" Walton Macpheadris 
and Frost w th a Vote of Council for addressing His Majesty 
for His favour in returning Gov r Shute &c. 

[p. 323.] The following Vote brought To the board by 
one of the Members of the house. 

In the house of Represen' Dec r 13 th 1723. 
There being brought in to the assembly by John Plaisted 
Esq one of the Trustees for Exchanging the old broken de- 
faced bills of Credit of this Province the Sum of four hun- 
dred and thirty two pounds and Seven Shillings as told over 
by y c Committe appointed for that end which was burnt in 
the face of the assembly, 

Voted That the Said John Plaisted be discharged of the 
S'd Sum of four hundred and thirty two pounds <fc Seven 
Shillings and he is accordingly discharged 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun 1 Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the board by Cap* Tibbits and M r Easman 
with a Vote of the house for repealing the laws not in 
Print, past before y e year 1719, the Same in Substance w m 
a vote of the house Sent to y c board y e 25 th of y e last month 
w ch vote was returned to y c house by Geo : JafTrey and 
Arch d Macpheadris Esq who were directed to acquaint 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 123 

them that y e Council absolutely declined a Concurrence w th 
that Yote. 

A Message to the board by Jotham Odiorne Esq with the 
following vote. 

In the House of Represen* Dec r 13 th 1723. 

Yoted That no laws made & Enacted before the year 
seventeen hundred and nineteen Except what have been 
printed be pleaded in any Court within this Province until 
they be Supervised by a Committe of both houses Chosen 
for that end and that Col John Plaisted Esq and Theod r 
Atkinson be of the Committe to joyn w th Such as y e board 
Shall chuse for y e overlooking the s d laws and that they lay 
them before the General assembly for their approbation in 
order to their being Printed. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

[p. 324.] In Coun Eod m die 

Read and Concurred and Geo. Jaffrey & Rich d Wibird 
Esq rs appointed for y e Service afors'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 
Jon a Chesley Preferred a Petition for an allowance for 
Scouting &c w ch was read and Sent down to the house of 
Representatives pr y e Clerk. 

Adjorn'd til to morrow 10 o'clock a. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp re . 

At a Gen 1 Assem held at Portsmouth 
by adjornment Dec r 14 th 1723. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq r Lieu 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking > Esqs Rich d Wibird. \ Esqs 

Geo. Jaffry ) Arch d Macpheadris ) 

John Frost Esq 
A Message To the house by Geo Jaffrey and Shad a Wal- 
ton Esq rs to enquire after y e bill relating to the Parishes of 
Portsmouth sent down y e 27 th Novemb r last. 



121 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

The Committe appointed the l 8t of June 1723 to Survey 
Lamprey River &c having made their report the Same was 
read at y c board & sent down by George Jaffry and Rich d 
Wibird Esq 18 

John Frost Es<f e from y e Committe for drawing a bill for 
y e better Cureing and Culling Fish Presented a bill to the 
board which was read and Past to be Engrost and Sent 
down for Concurrence by Rich d Wibird and John Frost 
Esq™ 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Fellows and Dennet 
w th the bills a'b* the Parishes at Portsm Concurred in y e 
house to be Engrost by the same Message the following 
vote. 

In the House of Represen 1 Dec r 14 th 1723 

Voted That His Honour The Lieu 1 Gov r having the 
whole burthen of Government as Command 1 in Chief de- 
volved & continued upon him be presented with one hun- 
dred pounds for his Extraordinary Service done the Gov- 
ernment to be paid out of y e Publick Treasury 

James JefTry Cler assem 

[p. 325.] In Council Eod ra die 

Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Odiorne and Easman 
w ,h y e following reports & votes ab l Lampril river bridge &c 

Pro : N. Hamp re Whereas the General assembly of the 
Said Province appointed a Committe to view and find out a 
Convenient place for building a bridge over Lamprey River 
that so it might be made to Stand ag st the force of floods 
comeing down S d river and we the Subscribers being the 
Maj r Part of S d Committe that met at time and place ap- 
pointed did view and find out a place which in our best 
Judgment Is at the Picked rock so called a little above the 
first Dam on S d river which we according to our best under- 



1723.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 125 

standing think the most proper place to erect the bridge. 
Given und 1 ' our hands the twelfth of July 1723. 

Shad a Walton 
Edw d Ayres 
John Plaisted 
In the house of represent Dec r 14 th 1723. 
Voted The above return be accepted. 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m 
In Coun 1 Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

I Benj a Thomas being appointed by the Hon ble The Lieu 1 
Gov r Council and representatives convened in Gen 1 assembly 
to be one of a Committe to view Lamprey River and make 
report of y e Most convenient place to build a bridge over it 
but not having seasonabl notice to go with the rest of the 
Gentlemen of y e Committee These may Certify I have 
been there and viewed the river and am of opinion with 
the other gentlemen that at a Picked Rock upon the lower 
falls near y e old Dam is y e most Convenient place for S d 
bridge. Given under my hand y e 13 th Decemb r 1723 

Benj a Thomas 
[p. 326.] In The House of Represen 1 

Dec r 14 th 1723. 
Voted The above return be accepted. 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m 
In Council Eodm die 
Read and concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In Coun 1 
Ordered, That The Clerk forthw th Transcribe Copys of 
y e report ab l Lamprey River bridge, and Send one to the 
Selectmen of Dover, and another to the Selectmen of Ex- 
eter together with Copys of the vote of General assembly 
past thereon and that he write to y e S d Selectmen & Inform 



126 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

them that His Hon 1 y e Lieu* Gov r and Council Expect a 
bridge be built Pursuant to the S d Report w th all possible 
dispatch. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the board by Mcss rs Tibbits and Gillman 
w th the vote of Council for addressing His Majesty respect- 
ing Gov r Shute Non-concurr'd in the house also the Yote of 
Council for restraining lioggs going at large at Portsm and 
N. Castle Non concurr'd ; and the Yote of Council respect- 
ing y e Counterfeiting and altering Publick bills of Credit. 
Voted by y e house to be referred til y e Next Sessions. 

A Message To The board by M r Atkinson w th y e Petition 
of Rob* Auchmuty Esq in behalf of Richard Hilton Esq r as 
entered y e 22 d 9 br last on which is Minuted a Yote of both 
houses that y e Consideration of Said Petition be deferred 
til y e Session of Gen 1 assembly in May next. 

A Message to the board by Cap* William Fellows w th the 
following vote 

In the House of Represen* 
Dec r 14, 1723. 

Voted That M r Agent Newman be Presented w th one 
hundred pounds of our mony and that a Committe of 
both houses be appointed to draw up Instructions to be 
Sent him desireing him to Preferr the Triennial act for the 
Choice of assembly to Endeavour the procuring the Stores 
mentioned in his [p. 327] Petition to y e Lords Justices, 
And that he be desired to desist meddling w th y e line unless 
to defend anything that may be preferr'd as an Incroachm*, 
and That M r Speaker Wear, Col John Plaisted Cap 1 W 
Fellows and M r Theo. Atkinson be of y e Committe of this 
house to Joyn w th y e Committe of the upper house for to 
draw up and Send Such Instructions. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 1 
In Conn 1 Eod m die 

Read and Concurred and Voted That Sam 1 Penhallow, 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 127 

George Jaffrey, Rich d Wibird and Jn. Frost Esq rs Joyn w th 
the Gentlemen above for the service above 

Eich d Waldron Cler. Con. 

A Message to the house by the Clerk To require their 
attend a at y e Council board the Speaker and house Came 
up accordingly and Then The three following bills being 
Past in both houses to be Enacted were again read and 
Signed & Sealed in Presance of the Gen 1 assem 1 (namely) 

1 st An act for Calling and Electing an assembly once in 
three Years. 

2. An act In addition to the act Entituled an act for y e 
Settlein* of y e Parishes of y e Town of Portsmouth. 

3. An act for Granting to His Majesty an Excise on 
Several liquors. 

Then His Honour was Pleased to Prorogue the General 
assembly til monday the 11 th day of May 1724 and accord- 
ingly in his Majesty s name they were 
Prorogued. 



Further Prorogued by 

Proclamation til the 25 th May 

1724. 



[p. 328.] Pro: N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth 
by Prorogation May 25 th 1724 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq r Lieu 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq rs Rich d Wibird V Esq r9 

Geo : Jaifry ) Arch d Macpheadris ) 

A Message to the house by the Clerk of the Council to 
require their attend 3 at the board the Speaker & house 
came up accordingly To whom His Honour made the fol- 
lowing speech 



128 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

Gent* 

My Intention was to have seen you Sooner but when I con- 
sidered the backwardness of the Season occasional by the long- 
rains we have had I determined to give you more time that you 
might finish the busyness of the Spring, and then be better pre- 
pared to dispatch what may now come before you. 

I have by the last Ships from Great Brittain received a letter 
from Gov' Shute, and he stil assures me he will Contribute every 
thing in his Power to Serve this Province, and the Present State 
of his affairs would not admit of his telling me when he Should 
Imbarque for New England. 

I was in Expectation of Giving you the j)leasing account of His 
Majestys bounty to Fort W m & Mary whose Stores are well Ex- 
hausted and Stock very low but by my letters of the 27 of March 
last from M r agent Newman I find the Memorial laid in by him to 
the Lords of Trade &c did not meet w th the Expected Success, 
however he is advised to Petition His Majesty and is in hopes of 
obtaining. 

I have Given Sam 1 Penhallow Esq r a Commission for Treasur r 
of this Province and hox>e you will take care to allow such Sup- 
plys of money as are necessary for y e Support of the Government. 

Geo: Jaffrey Esq The late Treasurer will lay before you the 
Publick ace* of the Province in order to be examined and ad- 
justed. 

[p. 329.] I have taken care to guard our frontiers w th a Scout 
of thirty two men, eight men in a party, the better to secure our 
Exposed Inhabitants, a Greater Number may be raised as occa- 
sion offers but am willing to make the expence as Easy as Pos- 
sible That so you may be encouraged the more liberally to raise 
mony for repairing and building Fort W m and Mary. The Com- 
mitte for that Service have provided Materials & agreed with 
workmen, but the Season has hitherto prevented them from be- 
ginning work 

The Thousand pound Tax To be raised on the Inhabitants this 
Present year you can Expect no benefit by for it must be burnt 
To ashes therefore you will Consider how to Provide for the 
accruing charge of this year that so His Maj^ 8 Governm* may be 
Supported w th honour. 

J. Wentworth. 

The spcak r in behalf of the house Pray'd His Honour to 
favour them \\ rU * a Copy of His Speeeh, who were answer'd 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 129 

that the Clerk Should wait upon them w th a Copy thereof 
and then they withdrew to their own apartment. 
Adjorn'd til tomorrow 
10 o'clock A. M. 



Pro. N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem by adjornm't May 26, 1724 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq Lieu 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq r3 Rich d Wibird V Esq ra 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Arch d Macpheadris ) 

John Frost Esq. 
A Message to the board by M r Sanburn w th the following 
Vote. 

In house Represent May 26, 1724 
Voted, That Maj r Jn° Gillman M r Theo Atkinson and 
Capt W m Fellows be a Committe from this house to Audit 
y e acc ts of this Province for y e year 1723. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
[p. 330.] In Coun 1 Eod m die. 

Read and Concurred And Mark Hunking Rich d Wibird 
and arch d Macpheadris Esq rs appointed to Joyn y e Gentle- 
men above for y e Service above. 

- Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 
A Message to the board by M r Sanburn w th y e following 
answer to y e L* Gov 1 ' 8 Speech. 

The answer of the house of Kepresen* To His Hon r the Lieut 
Gov 1 * 8 Speech, Made May 25, 1724. 

We are Sensibly affected and Concerned, that in This time of 
warr and danger our Memorial To His Majesty for His bounty of 
Stores of warr meets w th Such an unexpected Stop after the 
Pleasing views it was laid before us in but we would that if due 
care and proper and reasonable application were made by our 
agent it might Yet Prove Successfull. 

We are ready to receive M r Treasurer Jaffrey 's account and 
have Chosen a Committe To Audit y e Same. 
9 



130 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1724' 



¥e like wise lake notice that yo r Honour hath Commissioned 
8am 1 Penhallow Esq to be Treasurer and Expect lie will be quali- 
fy ed by giving bond. 

"We Shall Take care in Supporting y e Publick faith in discharg- 
ing the debts that become due this year from the Province and to 
raise Such Sums as Shall Support the Government and the dis- 
charge of such debts as shall be made in the necessary defence 
thereof. 

We acknowlege Yo r Ilon rs Care for the defence of our Fron- 
tiers and Pray the Continuance thereof and Gods blessing upon it. 

May 20 th 1724. Peter Wear Speak r 

Adjorn'd Til 3 oclock p. m. 



fro : N. Hamp re 

Met according to Adjornm* 

Present as Before 

Adjorn'd Til Tomorrow 

10 o'clock A. M. 



[p. 331.] Pro: N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem 1 held at Portsm 
by adjornm* May 27 1724 
Present In Council 
His Hon r y e L 1 Gov 1 ' 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq rs Rich 11 Wibird S Esq rs 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Arch d Macpheadris ) 

A Message to the house by y e Clerk of the Council w th a 
Vote of Council for Preparing a bill ag st unnecessary firing 
Guns During y c pres* Ind n Warr &c 

Adjorned til 3 o'clock p. M. 



Pro : N. IIamp re 

Met according to adjornment 
Present as Before. 
A Message to the board by Cap 1 Odiorne and Cap 1 Gill- 
man w th Several accounts w ch had been under y e Considera- 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 131 

tion of y c Committe of Audits, and the auditors report, 
which report was ordered to lye on y e Table for considera- 
tion. 

A Message to the board by M r Sanburn w th the following 

Votes. 

In Coun 1 May 27, 1724 

Whereas there was an Act made and past in y e 18 m year 
of King William of blessed Memory, forbidding any per- 
son to abuse His Majesty s name and authority in Pretend- 
ing himself to be a Sherriff, Under Sherriff Deputy or Con- 
stable which really were not so upon very Severe pains and 
penal tys, and whereas there is no Provision made ag st Per- 
sonating a Military officer and abusing His Majestys name 
and authority as Such by pretending to Impress without 
warrant so to do, 

It is therefore 

Voted That there be an addition to the Same Act (name- 
ly) That the penalty for Pretending to be a Military officer 
or Assuming a Military Power and Authority where there 
is none Shall be the Same as in the S d Act is Exprest for 
personating a Civil officer and further that in Said Addi- 
tional Act, the Unnecessary fireing Guns from the first day 
of March to y c last day of Novemb r annually dureing the 
Present Lid 11 warr in the Towns of Dover, Exeter, Kings- 
ton and London Derry Shall be prohibited on pain that 
every offend r Shall pay forty Shillings being Convict. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
[p. 332.] In the House of Represen 1 Eod m die 

The above vote of the Council this day read and Voted 
a Concurrence w th these amendments (viz) to be added 
The Towns of Greenland Streatham and Newington and 
that the Penalty be but ten Shillings and if the Delinquent 
hath not mony to pay, then to be punished at y e Discretion 
of y e Military officers in the Town where the offence was 
Committed and That no man fire w th out leave from His 
Cap 1 or field officer. 



132 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

And That John Gillman Esq r and Theo r Atkinson be of 
the Committe of this house to joyn w th the Committc of the 
upper house to draw up an Act according to the above vote 
w th y C amendmt" agreed on. 

James Jeffry Cler Assem 
In Coun 1 Eod ra die. 
Concurred w th the Amendments And Shad 8 Walton and 
John Frost Esq 1-8 appointed to Assist in drawing the bill 

Rich 3 Waldron Cler. Con. 
In the house of Represent May 26 th 1724 
Voted That Jotham Odiorne Esq 1 and M r William Fel- 
lows, and M r Theo : Atkinson be of the Committe from this 
house to Joyn w th a Committc of the upper house to ac- 
count & receive the old bills of Credit of Each sort that is 
to be burnt this assembly, and make their return to the 
assembly. James Jeffry Cler Con 

In Coun 1 May 27, 1724. 
Read and Concurred and Sam 1 Penhallow Arch 8 Mac- 
pheadris and John Frost Esq 1 " 8 appointed for y c Service 
above. Riclr 1 Waldron Cler Con 

Adjorned til Tomorrow 10 a Clock a. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjornm* May 28 th 1724. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Went worth Esq 1 " Lieu 1 Gov 1 ' 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad 8 Walton ) 

Mark Hunking S Esq rs Rich* Wibird [ Esq r3 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Arch 11 Macpheadris ) 

John Frost Esq. 
A Message to the board by M 1 * Redman w th the follow- 
ing vote. 

[p. 883.] In The House of Represent May 27, 1724. 
Voted That Ezekiel Moulton be allowd & paid out of the 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 133 

Treasury twenty Shillings in full for Piloting two Ind ns To 
Newbury and bringing back their horses. 

James Jeffrey Cler assem 
In Coun 1 May 28 th 1724. 
Head and Concurred. Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the board by Cap 1 Ordiorne and Cap* Gill- 
man w lh the following vote. 

In The house of Represent May 2 8 th 1724. 
Voted That M r Speak r Wear be of y e Grand Committe 
for y e 15,000£ in the Room of Col Thomas Packer De- 
ceased. James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun 1 Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. Riclr 1 Waldron Cler Con 
Adjorned til Tomorrow 
10 o'clock A. M. 



Pro. N. Hamp re 

A a Gen 1 assem held at Portsmouth 
by adjornm* May 29 th 1724. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Geo. Jaffry ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq re Rich d Wibird | Esq re 

Shad a Walton ) arch d Macplieadris ) 

A Message To The house by Samuel Penhallow and arch (1 
Macplieadris Esq rs To recommend to their consideration y e 
Vote of Coun 1 past last Sessions ag st Counterfeiting bills of 
Credit and M r Hiltons Petition preferred by M r Auchmuty, 
and both Suspended til the present Session. 

A Message to the board by M r Dennet & Cap 1 Tibbits 
w th the following vote. 

In The house of Represent 
May 29 th 1724. 
Yoted That The accounts of George Jaffrey Esq late 



134 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

Treasurer of this Province as reported by the auditors be 
accepted and allowed. 

James Jeffiy Cler assem 
[p. 334.] In Coun 1 Eod m die 

Read and Concurred (memorand m y e ballance due to y e 
Prov: is £19: 4: 8.) 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 
A Message to the board by Cap* Downing & M r Sanburn 
w th the following vote. 

In the house of Represent May 29 th 1724. 
Voted That there be Signed of the Two Thousand 
pounds now ready Imprest y c Sum of Seven hundred ninety 
eight pounds seven Shillings and put into the Treasury for 
the payment of the Sundry debts now allowed and remain- 
ing due from the Province, and other Contingent Charges 
that may happen, and That His Honour The Lieu 1 Gov r be 
desired to Issue out warrants accordingly, for y e Payments 
of what is yet unpaid and for payment of* y e Contingency's 

James Jeffiy Cler assem 
In Coun 1 Eod m die 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 
A Message to the board by M r Dennct w th the two follow- 
ing Votes. 

In the house of Kepresen* 
May 29 th 1724. 
Voted, That There be a Tax of five hundred pounds laid 
on The Inhabitants of this Province, and that it be brought 
into the Treasury by the middle of January next in mony 
and that It shall be applyed for discharging the Support of 
the Government, as the Gen 1 assembly Shall order and 
that an act be drawn up accordingly, and That John Gill- 
man Esq. and M r Thco : Atkinson be of the Committe of 
this house to Joyn w 1h a Committe of the upper house to 
draw up the act accordingly. 

James Jeffiy Cler Assem 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 135 

In Coun 1 Eod ra die 
Read and Concurred and Geo : Jaffry and Arch d Mac- 
pheadris Esq rs appointed to joyn for y e Service above 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
In the House of Represent 
May 29 th 1724. 
[p. 335.] Ordered That Each Town and. Precinct within 
This Province Shall Sometime before the first monday in 
October next chuse Some proper person to meet at y e Court 
House in Portsm on S'd day. Then and There to agree 
upon rules and measures for y e New proportioning the 
Province Tax for every town and precint w th in this Prov- 
ince (the best they can) and make return thereof unto the 
next Sitting of the General assembly that Sit after the 
Said day for their approbation, and That each Town pay 
the Person chosen for His Service therein. 

James JefFry Cler assem 
In Coun 1 Eod m die 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
Adjorn'd. til tomorrow 10 oclock a. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 Assembly held at Portsm 
by adjornm* May 30 th 1724. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq L 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking \ Esq rs Rich d Wibird \ Esq rs 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Arch d Macpheadris ) 

John Frost Esq 
A Message To The board by Mess rs Odiorne and Gillman 
w th the following report and Votes 

We The Subscribers hereof being a Committe of both 
houses to account and receive and tell over the mony of 



136 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

each sort that is to be burnt in this assembly Do thus make 
our return 

Rec d from Geo: Jaffrey Esq* (of y e 15000£ bank) 
Do from D° on ace 1 of Col Packer (of y e Same) 



Eec d of Geo : Jaffrey Esq (Exch a on y e 5384£) 
Ditto of Col Wear (of y e Same) 
Ditto of Col Plaisted of y e Same 
Ditto of Rich 3 Wibird (ditto) 



£437: 


4: 


5h 


189: 


4: 


1 


£626 : 


8: 


6 


142: 


11: 


6 


21: 


3: 




11: 




6 


76: 


5: 





251: 3 
Ditto of Col Hunting (ditto) 31 : 5 : 6 

We Received of y c 15,000£ bank mony y e Sum of Six hundred 
twenty Six pounds eight Shillings and Sixpence, [r. 33C] And 
of the 5384£ old Defaced bills Exchanged y e Sum of two hun- 
dred and fifty one pounds three Shillings, and more of Col Hunt- 
ing thirty one pound five Shillings and Sixpence May 28, 1724 
Jothara Odiorne Arch d Macpheadris 

W m Fellows John Frost 

Theo: Atkinson 

In The House of Represen* May 30 m 1724 
There was brought into and burnt in the face of the 
General assembly of the fifteen thousand pound bant 
mony, the sum of four hundred thirty Seven pounds four 
Shillings and five pence, by Geo : Jaffrey Esq r & also the 
Sum of one hundred eighty nine pounds four shillings and 
one penny by the S' d George Jaffrey of the Same bank 
mony ree'd of Col Thomas Packer deceased and the Said 
Packer and Jaffrey are hereby discharged of the Said 
Several Sums. 

James Jeffry Cbr Assein 

In Council Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Oler Con 
In the house of Represen* May 30 th 1724 
Voted That The old broken Defaced bills of Credit of 
this Province of the first Impression There was brought 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 137 

into the assembly by the Trustees and told over by y e Com 
mitte appointed as pr their return, and that those of the 
Trustees that brought in the Same be discharged of the 
Several Sums brought in (viz) Geo : Jaffrey Esq r of the 
Sum of one hund d forty and two pounds eleven Shillings 
and Sixpence and M r Speak 1 Wear of the Sum of twenty 
one pounds three Shillings and Jn° Plaistecl Esq r of the 
Sum of Eleven pounds three Shillings & sixpence and from 
Rich d Wibird Esq r y e Sum of Seventy Six pounds five shil- 
lings, and from Mark Hunking Esq the Sum of thirty one 
pounds five Shillings and Sixpence and They are hereby 
discharged of the Said Several Sums. 

James Jeffry Cler Assem 
[p. 337.] In Council Eod m die 

Read and Concurred 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 
A Message to the board by Jotham Odiorne Esq. w 1h y e 
following vote 

In The house of Represen 1 
May 30 th 1724. 
Voted That the old Prison in Portsmouth be sold for the 
benefit of the Province to the best advantage by a Com- 
mittee appointed for that end and that John Cillman E?q r 
and M r Theod re Atkinson be of the Committe from this 
house to joyn w th a Committe of the upper house to do y e 
Same. 

James Jeflry Cler Assem 1 
In Coun 1 Eod m die. 

Read and concurred 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

Adjorn'd Til y e 10 th June 

Next. 



138 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

Pro : N. Hamp ro 

At a Gen 1 Assem held at Portsm 
by adjornm* June 10 th 1724. 
Present in Conn 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq rc Lieut Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad 8 Walton ) 

Mark Hunking > Esq" Rich* Wibird S Esq" 

Geo : Jaffry ) Arch d Macpheadris ) 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Fellows and Atkinson 
to acquaint His Honour That Pursuant To a Receipt from 
M r Speaker to have a representative chosen in the Town of 
Dover in the room of Cap 4 Tim Gerrish who had lately 
removed out of the Province Cap 1 Benj a Wentworth was 
return'd pr the Sherriff as lawfully Elected & to Pray That 
the S'd Cap* Wentworth might be qualify ed &c Whereupon 
His Honour appointed Geo : Jaffrey Esq r and Rich 11 Wibird 
Esq 1 * and The Clerk to go into the house of Represen 4 and 
adm 1 the proper oathes w ch was Immediately done accord- 
ingly. 

[p. 338.] Sam 1 Ingals being admited into the Council 
Chamber Presented a Petition To The board In behalf of 
himself and others Praying that the Garrison at Chester 
might be Strengthen'd w th men at y e Province Charge w ch 
was read and Sent down by Sam 1 Penhallow and Geo : 
Jaffrey Esq r8 

Adjorned Til Tomorrow 
10 oclock A. M. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjorm* June 11 th 1724, 
Present In Conn 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq Lieu 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking \ Esq™ Rich 1 Wibird \ Esq re 

Geo .-Jaffry ) areh d Macpheadris ) 

John Frost Esq 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 189 

The Petition of Jotham Odiorne Esq Praying for a Spe- 
cial act to Enable him to bring forward a Suit ag st Rich 3 
Jordan at y e Next Super r Court &c for reasons therein men- 
tioned which was read and dismist. 

A Message to The board by Cap* Fellows and Cap* Tib 
bits w th a bill Entituled an Act to Ascertain the Time for 
y e redemption of land Mortgaged on Conditions or by deed 
of Sale w tb defeasance w ch was past in the house to be En- 
acted, and being read three times at the board the Council 
Concurred and ordered the Same to be Engrost. 

By the Same Message The bill (w ch was reported to the 
house by y e Committe appointed to draw the same) Enti- 
tuled an Act in addition To an act made in the thirteenth 
Year of King William The third Impowering Sheriffs Und r 
Sherriffs Deputys or Constables to demand aid and assist- 
ance in y e Execution of their respective offices, which being 
Past in the house was Concurred in Council having had its 
Several readings there. 

By The Same Message the following Vote 

In The house of Represen* June 10 th 1724. 

Voted That Jon a Moulton be allowed and paid out of 
the Treasury for ten days Service under Lieu* Jos : Beard 
(he haveing taken his oath of S' d Service) as Centinel. 

James Jeffry Cler Assem 
In Coun 1 Jane 11 th 1724. 

Read and Concurred. Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

[p. 339.] A Message To The board by Cap* Wiggin w th 
the Petition of Sam 1 In gals and others (w ch was read at y e 
board and Sent down To y e house Yesterday.) Yoted to be 
dismist. 

By The Same Message a Bill Entituled An Act To Levy 
a Tax of five hundred pounds on the Poles and Estates w th 
in this Province, Past in the house To be Enacted w ch being 
Several Times read at y e board y e Council Concurred 
Therew th . 



140 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

George Jaffrey Esq Presented To The board a bill Enti- 
tuled an act In addition to the act ag st Trespasses in Town 
Commons which being Several times read at the board was 
Past To be Enacted and Sent down to the house p r the S'd 
Geo Jaffrey Esq r 

Adjorn'd Til 3 o'clock p. M. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

Met according To adjornm* 

Present as Before 

Adjorn'd Til Tomorrow 10 a'Clock a.m. 



Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjornm 1 June 12 th 1721 
Present in Coun 1 
His Hon 1 John Wentworth Esq Lieu 1 Gov r 
Samuel Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking \ Esq ra Eich d Wibird \ Esq ra 

Geo : Jaffry ) Arch d Macphreadris ) 

John Frost Esq 
Robert Burnham was admitted into The Council Cham- 
ber, and presented an Ind n Scalp To the board, and made 
oath That it was bona fide the Scalp of an Indian Slain two 
days before at Oyster river by a Party of Men under y e 
Command of M r Abraham Bennick & that he believed y 6 
S'd Ind n was an Enemy Indian &c Whereupon it was or- 
dered That Pursuant To Act of Gen 1 Assem 1 the Slayer be 
paid one hundred pounds out of The [p. 340.] Treasury 
and that the Clerk forth w th prepare a warrant accordingly: 
the Said Sum being made payable To Cap 4 Francis Mat- 
thews at y e request, and on the account of the S' d Slayers. 
Adjorned Til 3 a'Clock 

P. M. 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 141 

Pro : N. Hamp re 

Met according To adjornment 
Present In Coun 1 
As Before. 
A Message to the board by Maj r Gillman and Cap* Went- 
worth with the following vote. 

In The house of Represen* 
June 12 th 1724. 
Benj a Gambling Esq r high Sherriff of this Province of 
New Hampshire desires the Gen 1 Assem. for an allowance 
for his Service as high Sherriff for y e year 1723 and Sub- 
mitts it to the Gen 1 Assem 1 

Voted That There be allowed and Paid him out of the 
Publick Treasury in full of his S' d Service the Sum of thir- 
teen pounds. 

James Jefiry Cler Assem 

In Council Eod m die 
Read and Concurred 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

By The Same Message A Petition of the Commoners of 
Hampton Praying for a Committe To lay out land in Kings- 
ton &c Voted To be Suspended Til Next Session &c and 
That Kingston be notify'd as Endors'd on S' d Petition on 
file — And The Bill about Trespasses Sent down Yesterday 
Voted To be Considered at the next Sessions and an ace* 
of Rob 1 Coates Voted To be dismist, which was returned by 
Geo Jaffrey To be reconsidered, and Immediately brought 
to the board again by M r Redman w th out amendment. 

This day The Council Concurred w th the Vote of the 
house upon y e first report of y e Committe of audit Sent up 
y e 27 of May last, which is as follows. 
[p. 341.] We whose names are underwritten being ap- 
pointed Committe to audit the accounts of the Province of 
New Hampsh re for y e year 1724 Do allow as follows. 



142 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

N° 1. An account Sign'd Robert Coates for work and 
necessarys for Fort W m & Mary am To 29. 12. 3 
£19. 1. 5 being paid by M r Jaffrey y c Treasu' so 
remains due & allowed £10. 10. 10 

N° 2. An Account for work as above Sign'd Riclr 4 
Perry am To £19. 8 Paid by mony from y e 
Treasurer & old Iron £17. — remains due & 
allowed 2. 8. 

N° 3. M r Treasu* Jaffrey Ace 1 allowed and due to the 

Province £19. 4. 8 

Besides 
outstanding in y e Constables bands 61. 13. 5 and some 
Smal Stores hatchets powd r &c which M r Penhallow 
must be debted with. 

N° 4. An account Signed John Frost in behalf of 
Rob 1 Sanders of y e Isles of Shoales for coming 
tobring the News of a Pirate am To 40s allowed. 2. 0. 
to be paid by y c Constable of Gosport who as 
yet is behind hand in the payment of his Prov- 
ince rates for y e year 1723 
N° 5. An Ace' Signed Benj a Acreman for Service as 

doorkeeper, & Expresses &c allow'd 7. 10 

The Clerk of the Council not haveing 
kept an Ace* of his Service done for 
the year past recommends the 
Same to this house for allowance 
Allowed M r Waldron 72. 10. 

An Ace 1 Signed Clem' Hughes Commission* of the 
Excise being examined and found to be right 
Cast there is due to the Province for y e year 1723 
now in his hands the sum of £90. 14. 

The Said Hughes Prays a further allowance on his 
account for y e year 1722, being for Sundry Services 
which is mentioned i.i his ace* and which y e Cora- 
mitte of audit for that year disallowd being recon- 
sidered allow 'd 4. 10. 
An account Signed John Newmafch for a Castle 

boat am to £28. 14. allowed 26. 13. 

[p. 312.] An account Signed Joseph Moulton for 

Ditto band? am To £3. 1. 6. allowed 3. 

An Ace 1 Signed Joseph Moses for Joyners work on 

Ditto boat am to £2. 15. allowed 2. 

An ace* Signed Susann i Smal for Expences am To 

£ 3. 13. 10 allow'd the Said Sum 3. 13. 10 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 143 

Aii account of Sundry Smal necessarys from y e Gun- 
ner of Fort W m & Mary am to £9. 17. 1 allow'd 9. 17. 1 
An ace* Signed Josh a Bab for Glass work on the Prov : 

goal am To 1. 17. 2 allowed 1. 17. 2 

An account Signed John Clark for Masons work on 

the Said Goal am to 26s allowed 6. 1. 

An account Signed John Gillman for Services done as 
Commissary for Sundry Provisions & Stores D d 
to the forces at Exeter am to 27. 11. 1 referred 
to the house for their Consideration & appro- 
bation. 

TT m Fellows Mark Hunking 

Theo re Atkinson Eich d Wibird 

Arch d Macpheadris 

In the House of Represent May 27 th 1724. 
Voted That The within return of the Auditors of the 
accounts be accepted and allowed, and that what is unpaid 
be paid out of the Publick Treasury. 

James Jeffrey Cler Assem 
In Coun 1 June 12 th 1724. 
Read and concurred Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the board by M r Atkinson w th the following 
report and Votes, 

"We Underwritten being appointed a Committe to audit The 
Publick accounts report as follows June 11 th 1724 To Jot ham Odi- 
orne Esq r for 2 days viewing Fort W m & Mary & to let out y e 
work w th expences £1 : 7, allowed Nothing £0: 0: 

John Plaisted Esq r his ace* for ditto £1 : 19, allowed 0:0:0 

Edw d Toogood's ace' for lime and labor not proved 
[p. 343.] John Knights ace* for expences of the Gov r 
and field officers at Several times for Service of 
the Government £8: 18: 8 allowed in full dis- 
charge of S' d ace* £5: 7: 8 
The account of John Gillman Esq r for Sundry Services 
for Govern^ am To 27: 11: 1, allow'd in full 
discharge of S'd account 7: 
The account Signed Benj a Leavit for Seizeing a De- 
serted Ind n from y e Mass a w th Charges of other 
men to assist him £1 : 5 not allowed. 

Mark Hunk ng 
Rich d Wibird 
W m Fellows Arch d Macpheadris. 



144 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

Iii the House of Represen* June 12 th 1724. 
Voted That The above accounts be -allowed, and the 
Several Sums set of be paid unto each person out of the 
Publick Treasury and that there be paid To Maj r John 
Gill man besides the above allowance the Sum of three 
pounds as an addition, and paid out of the Publick Treas- 
ury also. 

James Jeffrey Cler Assem 

In Council Eod m die 
Read and concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

Adjorn'd Til tomorrow 
10 a Clock a. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp re 

At a General assem held at Portsm 
by adjornm* June 13 th 1724. 
Present in Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq Lieu* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad" Walton ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq re Rich d Wibird [ Esq re 

Geo: Jaffrcy ) arch d Macpheadris ) 

John Frost Esq re 
A Message to the board by Mess rs Downing, Fellows and 
Dennet w th the following vote 

In the House of Represen 1 June 13 th 1724. 
Voted That His Honour The Lieu* Gov r haveing the 
whole Government as Commander [p. 344.] In Chief stil 
continued upon him) be Presented w th the sum of one 
hundred pounds for his Extraordinary Service done the 
Government in this Time of warr, and that It be paid him 
out of the Publick Treasury. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Council Eod m die 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 145 

A Message to the board by M r Atkinson w th the following 
vote, 

In The house of Represen* June 13 th 1724. 
Voted, That ten pounds five Shillings be paid out of The 
Publick Treasury To Cap 1 Benj a Wentworth in full of his 
account for distributing Stores To y e Sould rs &c 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun 1 Eod m die 
Read and Concurred 

Ri"ch d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message To The house by y e Clerk of the Council to 
require their attend 3, at the board The Speak 1 ' and house 
came up accordingly and the three following bills being 
read & Signed and Sealed in Presence of the Gen 1 assem 
(namely) 

1 st an Act in addition to an Act made in y e 13 th year of 
King William the 3 d Impowering Sheriffs under Sherriffs 
Deputys or Constables to demand aid and assistance in the 
Execution of their respective offices 

2 d an Act to ascertain the time for y e redemption of 
lands Mortgaged on Condition or by deed of Sale w th de- 
feasance 

3. an Act To Levy a Tax of five hundred pounds on the 
Poles and Estates w th in this Province. 

His Honour was pleased to Prorogue the General Assem 1 
and accordingly They were 

Prorogued 
Til the 13 th day of October Next. 



Further Prorogued by Proclam 

Till y e 19 th Instant. 
10 



146 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

Henry Newman's Letter to Committee of both Houses. 

[Prom M.S. Correspondence in Secretary's Office, p. 37.] 

To Mr. PeuhaJlow and y e Gent, of the Comittee of both House? in 
New Hampshire. 

Middle Temple, 29 th Sept. 1724. 
Gentlemen — 

I received your Instructions dated the 10 th of March last, signed 
by Mr. Penhallow in behalf of the committee of both Houses, and 
immediately applyed myself to execute your Order.-. 

I went to the board of Trade with the Triennial Bill and ac- 
quainted Mr. Seer'y Topple with the Directions I had received 
thereon: he told me they could receive up Bill there without the 
Province Seal to it: I told him I would leave the Copy I had re- 
ceived as an Authentic!? Copy signed by the Seer'y of the Prov- 
ince, till a Copy with the Seal of the Province could come; he 
said, I might do so if I would, but the Board would consider it 
only as a Piece of Waste Paper, and give no opinion of it till it 
came in Form. I then suspended farther application in Hope the 
next Ship might bring - a Copy in Form; but to this day none is 
come. In the mean time I have acquainted the Governor with 
the contents of the Bill, knowing the Board of Trade would con- 
sult him thereon, before they would recommend it to the King. 
The Govern 1 " said he thought it an improper juncture to offer a Bill 
for limiting the Prerogative, when the neighboring Province had 
incurred the Jealousie of the Court by several invasions of it; 
but if the Province of New Hampshire thought their Interest 
much concerned in it, he would not oppose it; if the Governm* 
here should think tit to approve of it. 

1 have since asked some Gentlemen belonging to the office of 
Trade and Plantations what they thought would be the sentiments 
of the Board on such a Bill, when it came regularly before them: 
and they told me it is dubious what might be the success of it for 
these Peasons : 

1 st Because of the Incroachments of a neighboring Province. 

2<uy That as the Province was at this time Petitioning the Crown 
for a considerable Favour of stores, the offering such a Bill as 
should limit the Crown was not so well third as might be wish'd. 

3 d ' 3 ' That the Commons of Great Brittain did at an important 
Juncture obtain such a Limitation on the Crown as that a New 
Parliament should be called once in 3 years, but Experience had 
shown that such a Limitation was prejudicial to y e subject by the 
Tumults and Expence it occasioned to the Candidates for Elec- 
tion, and therefore they had since obtained an Enlargement of 
that Limitation from 3 to 7 years. 

I mention these Things that you may, if you think proper, sub- 
mil them lo the Consideration of the assembly. 

The Board of Trade have' very kindly espoused and recom- 
mended to the Government the memorial for stores for Fort "Wil- 
liam and Mary, but the office of Ordnance have not done so, 
because the Stores sent by an order of Council in the late Queen's 
time are not paid for to this day, and they seem content it should 
remain as a desperate Debt, provided they may never have such 
orders again, without a Provision in Parliament. 






1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 147 

I have seen at the office of ordnance their memorial to my Lord 
Cadogain, but have not yet been able, after frequent solicitations 
to get an Authentic Copy of it. They also lately refused giving 
any copy and told me I must go to the Secretary of State's office 
for it ; Mr. Delafaye, who then acted as Secretary of State, assures 
me he never received it, and having since desired a copy of it, • 
they sent him a copy, or rather an Extract of it without any name 
to it, and when Mr. Delafaye shew'd it to me, he told me 
he could only let me read it, because it did not come regularly to 
him. I told him that would do me no service without the liberty 
of copying it, and having y e names of those who signed it. He 
then desired I would write to him such a letter, as I had sent a 
a copy of, dated the — ? of July last, and that he would try to get 
a copy on such a Letter. I have since been to wait on him at 
Windsor to know what effect this method of application had; my 
journey was in vain, for he plainly told me, unless I would give 
him his own time, he could not serve me. 

I have again wrote to him the 17 th curr* in the terms herewith 
sent, but have no answer. Nor can I take more steps in this 
affair with the ministry without a Copy of this memorial to pre- 
vent any further Reference to the Ordnance. 

As to the affair of the Lines, I am attentive to any step the 
Agent of Massachusetts may take therein, and shall make the best 
use I can of the Instructions you have given to Defend your In- 
terest when occasion offers. 

The Board of Trade will not meddle with it, till it comes re- 
ferr'd to 'em by the Governm*, and to Petition the king, at this 
juncture to urge a Hearing before the Council, I am sure of a 
great Expence, but not so sure of serving the Province therein 
with success, as I desire to be when I make application about it. 

Please to assure the Lieutenant Gov r and both Houses of the 
Assembly of my humble service, and thankfull acceptance of their 
last Remittance, and to believe that I am, 
Gentlemen, 

Yo r most obedient 
Humble servant 

Henry Newman. 

My former went 
by Capt n Steel. 

[p. 345.] Pro: N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsni by 
Prorogation y e 19 th October 1724. 
Present In Council 
His Honour John Wentworth, Esq re Lieu 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq re Rich d Wibird > Esq 1 ' 5 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Arch d Macpheadris ) 

Jno Frost ) „ q 
Joth Odiorne ^ sq • 



148 



PROVJN'CE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1724. 



A Message to the house by Geo : Jaffrey Esq re and Arch d 
Macpheadris Esq re <fc the Clerk to Prorogue the Gen 1 assem- 
bly & they were accordingly 

Prorogued til y e 16 th of Novemb r Next. 



Pro : N. Hamp rc 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm 
by Prorog a 9" r lG th 1724. 
Present In Council 
at y c Lieu* Gov 1 ' house 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq Lieu 1 Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) p Rich d Wibird | y 

Shad a Walton j ^ sq Jn° Frost \ ^ sq 

Jotham Odiorne Esq re 
A Message to the house by Jotham Odiorne Esq and y e 
Clerk to require their attend 11 at the board the Speaker and 
house came up accordingly to whom His Hon 1 ' addressd 
himself in y e following speech. 

Gentlemen, 

I have at all times manifested my concern for the welfare of this 
Province & people and I now give yon fresh Instances of my 
readyness to do anything that is in my power that may add to Its 
Peace and prosperity. 

It will be very pleasing to me to Sec the business of tins' Ses- 
sion^ meet w th dispatch yet not in a hurry but to give every thing 
lis due consideration. 

[p. 346.] I was in great expectation that our forces Eastward 
would have met with better success, but the Season of the year 
being so far advanced, and our men much fatigued by its long 
march w th other concurring circumstances put an End to that 
Expedition. 

The present expensive warr we are Engaged in dayly increases 
y e Charge of y e Province so I find there will be a necessity of 
Striking or omitting more bills of Credit in order to discharge y° 
extraordinary demands of the warr. I would put you in mind 
y* due care be taken that what bills of Credit are annually brought 
in by tax on y 1 ' Inhabitants be burnt to ashes according to act of 
Gen 1 - assembly and not Issued out of the Treasury again on any 
pretence whatsoever. 

It would bean honour to this Government to make suitable pro- 
vision for changing such hills of Credit of this Province as are so 
defaced that they will not pass from man to man, and appoint a 
Person or Persons for the Same. 

The expence of the Province for the year I have managed with 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 149 

all possible frugality, and what mony you raised the last Session 
has been apply'd to y e Uses it was designed for. 

I have ordered M r Treasurer Penhallow to lay before you the 
Publick accounts, and the Muster Rolls to be brought in, that so 
they may be Examin'd & Adjusted. 

I doubt not but you will allow such Supply s of Money to the 
Treasury as may be wanting to discharge the Just debts of the 
Province, and also make Honourable Provision for the Support of 
this His Majesty's Government. 

By The last Ships I Rec d letters from His Excellency Gov r 
Smite, who Intends here y e next Spring haveing a prospect of 
Composing his affairs by that time. His Excellency Thinks him- 
self neglected (Since he is there serveing y e Province at his own 
Expence) That the assembly dont make him Some hansome allow- 
ance. I am very well assured that he has and will do us any Ser- 
vice in his Power. 

This Gentlemen you may remember I have frequently recom- 
mended to your Consideration. 

M r Agent Newman has also wrote me by some of the last Ships 
from Great [p. 347.] Brittain That he Is Still Soliciting about the 
line and Stores for Fort W m & Mary but as yet not the desired 
Success but yet in expectation of bringing it to a good Issue 

J. Went worth. 

A Copy of The foregoing Speech being desired by the 
Speaker in behalf of the house y e same was delivered him 
by y e .Clerk, & then the house w th drew to their own 
Chamber. 

Adjornd Til tomorrow 9 a Clock a. m. 



Pro: N. Hamp re . 

At a Genl assembly held at Portsm f 
by adjornm 1 9 br 17 th 1724. 
Present In Council 
His Hon r Jn° Wentworth Esq re L* Gov r . 
Samuel Penhallow ) -^ Geo. Jaffrey 



Mark Hunking \ Esq Rich d Wibird \ Esq 

Jotham Odiorne Esq re 
A Message to the board by Cap* Gillman w th the follow- 



ing vote. 



In the house of Represent 
Voted That Maj r John Gillman Andrew Wiggin Esq & 
M r Theo : Atkinson be of y e Committe of this house to joyn 



150 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1724. 



with a Committe of the upper house to audit the accounts 
and Muster Rolls brought in this Session 

9 br 17 th 172 4 s j ames j e ff ry oier Assem 

In Coun 1 Eod c die 
Read and Concurred and Mark Hunking Rich' 1 Wibird 
and John Frost Esq r appointed for y e Service above. 
Adjorn'd till tomorrow 
10 a clock a. M. 



Esq r 



Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 Assem held at Portsm 
by adjornm* 9 br 18 th 1724. 
Present In Council 
His Hon 1 John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow { v re Shad a Walton 
Mark Hunking \ J ' jSq Rich" 1 Wibird 

Jotham Odiorne Esq 
[p. 318.] The Committe appointed to New Proportion the 
Towns reported To the board that they were of opinion 
that matter might be as well deferr'd for about Six months 
&c (as pr y e report at large on file) Whereupon It was 
Voted as follows 

In Coun 1 Nov r 18 th 1724. 
The above report was read and accepted 

Rich a Waldron Clcr Con 
In the house of represen 1 Eod die. 
Read and Concurr' 11 (w th this atnendm 1 ) that It be de- 
ferr'd dureing y e Ind n warr. 

James Jeffry Cler Assem 

In Coun 1 Eod die 
Concurr'd w th the amendment 

Rich 11 Waldron Clcr Con 
Thomas Aldcn presented a Petition to y c board praying 
for an allowance of 7. 3. 6 out of y e Treasury for adminis- 
tering (as Doct 1 ') To one Punmicry a Souldier now dec (1 . 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 151 

Ordered That Eleazer Colman Master of S' d Pummery be 

notified to appear next fryday at y e Council board to Inform 

what he knows Relating to the Premises. 

Adjorned till tomorrow 

10 a clock a. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 Assem held at Portsm 
by adjornm* Nov r 19 th 1724 
Present In Conn 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq 1/ Gov 1 " 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq 1 " 3 Rich 11 Wibird [ Esq rs 

Geo: Jaffry ' ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq 1 ' 3 
Adjorned til tomorrow 10 o'clock a. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem 1 held at Portsm 
by adjornmn' 1 Nov r 20 th 1724. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a W T alton ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq rB Rich d Wibird V Esq re 

Geo. Jaffry ) Jn° Frost ) 

Adjorn'd till tomorrow 10 a 1 clock 

A. M. 



152 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 

[p. 349.] Pro N. Hamp re 



[1724. 



At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjornm" 9 br 21 st 1724. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad 3 Walton ) 

Mark Hunking \ Esq 1 ' 8 Rich d Wibird ( Esq rs 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Arch d Macphreadis ) 

Jn° Frost ) r rs 

Jotham Odiorne j ^ sq 
Adjorn'd til Monday y e 23 d Instant, 
3 a clock p. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsmouth 
by adjornm'* Nov 1 23 d 1724. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ^ Shad a Walton ^ 

Mark Hunking VEsq rs Rich* Wibird VEsq rs 

Geo: Jaffrey J Jn° Frost J 

Joth m Odiorne Esq ro 
Adjorn'd til tomorrow 10 a clock a. m. 



Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjornm* 9 br 24, 1724. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re Lieut Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking \ Esq r3 Rich d Wibird J Esq r8 
Geo Jaffrey ) Jn° Frost ) 

Jotham Odiorne Esq re 
Adjorn'd till tomorrow 10 a clock a. m. 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 153 

Pro: N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjornm 1 Nov 1 ' 25 th 1724. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam; Penhallow ) Pich d Wibird \ 

Mark Hunking \ Esq 1 ' 3 Arch d Macphreadris > Esq rs 
Geo : Jaffrey ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the house by the Clerk to require their 
attend a at y e Council board upon y e hearing of y e Petition 
of y e Commoners of Hampton praying for a Committe to 
lay out lands in Kingston Preferred last Session & then 
ordered to be heard at this time. 

[p. 350.] The Speaker and house came up accordingly & 
the Commoners of Hampton & likewise y e Commoners of 
Kingston being present and fully heard by their Counsel, y e 
Partys departed after which y e Speaker and house withdrew 
to their own Chamber to Consider thereof. 

A Message to the house by Cap* Macpheadris with y e Pe- 
tition of y e Commoners of Hampton, & all y e Papers relat- 
ing thereto together w* h a vote of Council thereon. 
Adjorn'd til tomorrow 10 a'clock a. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp" 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjornmt Nov r 26 th 1724. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq re 1/ Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow^ Shad a Walton^ 

Mark Hunking VEsq' 8 Rich d Wibird VEsq 1 ' 8 

Geo: Jaffrey J Jn° Frost. J 

A Message to the board by M r Dennet and Cap* Gillman 
w th a vote of the house relating to Town Grants &c. 

A Message to the board by Cap* Gillman and M 1 ' Sanburu 
w* h the report of y e Committee of audit on the Treasurers 



154 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

Acct which was immediately returned by Geo Jaffrey and 
John Frost Esq rs 

Adjorn'd til tomorrow 
10 a'clock a. m. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm 
by adjornm* 9 br 27 th 1724. 
Present In Council 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lieu 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq r9 John Frost | Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Joth m Odiorne ) 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Downing & Sanburn 
w tb a bill Entituled an Act for chuseing & Settling Gospell 
Ministers pass'd in y c house to be Engross'd But In Conn 1 
Voted to lye for Consideration till next Session. 

A Message to the board by Col Davis <fc Cap 4 Tibbits 
with a bill against trespassers pass'd to be Engrost w ch was 
concurred w Ul in Council &c. 

[p. 351.] A Message to the house by M r Jaffrey w th a Vote 
of Council relating to Grammar Schools &c which was re- 
turned to the board by Mess r3 Easman & Sanburn Non- 
concurred. 

By The Same Message came y e following Votes to the 
board. 

In the House of Represen* Nov r 27 1724. 
Voted That all those small Scouts that have been out for 
three or four days at a time be allow'd their provision, and 
those that have not had it but have found themselves, be 
allow' d and paid out of y e Publick Treasury one Shilling pr 
day in mony. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Conn 1 Eod m die 
Read and concurred 

Rich' 1 Waldron Cler Con 






1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 155 

In the house of Represent 9 br 27 th 1724 
Voted That There be allowed to Sam 1 Penhallow Esq re 
the Sum of twenty pounds new england money for his good 
service done when in Great Brittain. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun 1 Eod m die 
Read and concurred Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

In the House of Represent 9 br 27, 1724. 
Yoted That Peter Colcard lately returned from Cap- 
tivity w th the Indians obtained by his own Courage & in- 
genuity and giveing such ace* of y e Indians proceedings as 
may be advantageous to the Goverment & he being now 
gone on an Expedition ag st the Indians That he be allowed 
and paid out of the Treasury a sum of ten pounds a pres- 
ent from this Goverment when he returns. 

James Jeffrey Cler assem 1 
In Council Eod m die 
Read and Concurred. 

Richard Waldron Cler Con 

In the House of Represent 9 1)r 20 th 1724. 
Voted That Joseph Smith be allowed and paid out of 
the Treasury for Seventeen [p. 852.] days Service as a 
Centinel James Jefifry Cler Assem 

In Coun 1 Nov r 27 th 1724. 
Read and Concurred. Richard Waldron Cler Con 

Adjorn'd til tomorrow 10 a Clock a : m: 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 

adjornment November 28 th 1724. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq 1 ' 6 Lieu 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ^ 

Mark Hun-king [ Esq r3 Rich d Wibird VEsq rs . 
Geo: Jaffrey ) Joth m OdiorneJ 



156 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

A Message to the board by Mess 18 Tibbitts & Sanburn w th 

an answer to his Hon 1 the Lieut Gov rs Speech as follows 

May it Phase Yo'r Honour 

Your Honour assures us of yo r readyness to promote the pros- 
perity of this Province at all times which we acknowledge and 
assure Your Honour that this house will Joyn with you to promote 
the peace and prosperity of y e Same. 

We are Sorry That our forces Eastward were so disappointed 
but Shall cheerfully and readily defray the Charges of the Same : 
and shall take all Imaginable care either by taxing - or Emitting 
bills of Credit to furnish the treasury w th a Sufficiency to defray 
the Charges of the year past and to carry on the warr, and other 
necessary charges of the Goverment for the year ensuing tho' It 
must be attended with great difficulty, It being so very Expen- 
sive, and Shall see all the bills of Credit that is CalFd in burnt 
according to the Acts requireing the Same. 

As to the Exchanging the Defaced & torn bills of this Province, 
We desire some suitable Sum of mony may be put into the hands 
of a meet person to Exchange the Same that so the Honour of the 
Goverment and the Credit of our mony may be Supported. 

As to what your honour is pleased to mention with respect to 
his Excellency Gov r Shutes allowance, We always did when His 
Excellency was in America make a far greater [p. 353.] allowance 
than the Other Goverment of the Massachusetts considering the 
different Circumstances of the Goverments both as to Extent and 
people and when he returns our Governour we shall not onely 
pay the respects to his person and Commission due, but shall con- 
sider him with our Circumstances and allow Mm for any Service 
while amongst us. 

As to M r Newman we have had no answers to our letters from 
him since we made him a present for the getting the triennial Act 
past by which means we cannot Judge of any Service done. 

Peter Wear Speak r 

A Message to y e house by y° Clerk to withdraw the vote 
of Council (ab 1 y e Petition of the Commissioners of Hamp- 
ton) sent down y e 25 th Instant. 

A Message to the house pr M r Jaffrey with the vote of 
the house sent up y e 26 th Instant about Town Grants to be 
reconsidered. 

A Message to the house by y c Clerk with the Petition of 
Doctor Alden & his ace 1 both preferr'd the 18 th Instant to 
be first past upon there. 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Easman and Downing 
with a Vote of the house for Striking and Emitting three 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 157 

thousand pounds bills of Credit which was sent back by 
Geo : Jaffrey Esq re to be reconsidered. 

Adjorned till the ninth day 
of December 
Next. 



[p. 354.] Pro. N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm c 
by adjornment Dec 1 ' 9 th 1724. 
Present In Council 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq Lieu* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ^ Rich d Wibird ^ 

Mark Hunking I -™ rs Arch d Macpheadris I p r3 
Geo: Jaffrey f^ sq John Frost f^ 

Shad a Walton J Joth Odiorne J 

Adjorned till tomorrow, 10 a'clock, a. m. 



Pro. N. Hamp re . 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjornment Dec r 10 th 1724. 
Present In Council 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq 16 1/ Gov r 
Sam 1 Pehnallow ^ Rich d Wibird ^ 



Mark Hunking !-™ re Arch Macpheadris i-^ rs 
Geo: Jaffrey [**% John Frost (^ 

Shad a Walton J Joth Odiorne J 

A Message to the board by Mr Atkinson w m the follow- 
ing vote, 

In The house of Represent Dec 10 th 1724. 
Voted, That There be two thousand pounds bills of 
Credit of this Province forthwith Impress'd and Sign'd off 
by a Committe to be appointed by both houses for the use 
of the Province, as the General assembly from time to time 
shall order, and that the treasury be supplyed from time to 
time with such part thereof as the Gen 1 assembly Shall 
order for the defraying the charges of the Province, And 



1.j8 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

for a fund to defray the Same, that It be raised by a Tax 
on y c Polls & Estates real and personal of the Inhabitants 
of this Province one thousand pounds thereof in the year 
1733 <fc one thousand in 1734, and when brought into the 
Treasury to be burnt to ashes in the Presence of the Gen 
assembly. The Bills to be paid in mony or Such Species 
as shall from time to time be agreed upon by the Gen 1 as- 
sembly, and that an act be drawn up accordingly, and that 
the Committe be allow'd & paid amongst them for the Sign- 
ing thereof one & a half pr Cent. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun 1 Eod m die 
Read and Concurred. Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

[p. 355.] A Message to the board by Mess rs Downing 
and Tibbits with the following votes, 

In The house of Represen 1 Dec r 10 th 1724. 
Voted That James Davis Esq re be paid out of the pub- 
lick Treasury the Sum of Eight pounds Six Shillings in full 
discharge of his Demands for his Service ab 1 y e Province 
line &g James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun 1 Eod m die 
Read and Concurred. Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In The house of Represent Dec r 10 th 1724. 
Voted That the Reverend M r Rust* be presented with 
forty Shillings out of the Treasury for attending y e L 1 Gov r 
Eastward as Chaplain &c 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun 1 Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 

In The house of Represcn 1 Dec 1 " 10 th 1724 
Voted That James Jeffry be paid out of the Publick 

* Rev. Henry Rust or Russ, ofStratham, was settled over the Congregational 
churchiti thai place 1718, died 1740, aged 63. lie went eastward to attend the fu- 
neral of Homeck, the Indian. 



1721.] • JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 159 

Treasury the sum of ten pounds for his Service as Clerk of 
the assembly for y e year 1724, from y e 29 th of Nov r 1723 to 
y e 29 th of Nov 1 ' 1724, and that his honour the Lieu 1 Gov r be 
desired to Issue out his warrant to the Treasury accord- 
ingly & that sum to be in full for his years service. 

Peter Wear Speak r 
In Coun 1 Eod 111 die 
Read and Concurred Rich d Waldrpn 

In The house of Represent Dec r 10 th 1724 
Voted That one hundred pounds of the two thousand 
pounds now to be impress'd be putt into the hands of John 
Gillman Esq re by the Signers thereof to purchase Pork and 
bread for the use of the Province to supply the Scouts as 
shall be sent to him from y e Government 

James Jeffry Cler Assem 
[p. 356.] In Council Eodm die 

Read and concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In the house of Represen* Dec r 10 th 1724. 
Voted That John Plaisted Esq re Cap* W m Fellows & M r 
Theodore Atkinson be a Committe of this house to Joyn 
w th a Committe of the upper house to receive & examine 
the Province accounts in the recess of the assembly and 
make them ready to lay before the Gen 1 assembly for allow- 
ance next Sessions 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Council Eod die 
Read and Concurred and Voted that Mark Hunking 
Rich d Wibird and John Frost Esq re be of y e Committee of 
y e board for the Service above 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In the house of Represen 1 Dec 10 th 1724. 
Voted That Walter Warren be paid out of y e Publick 
Treasury forty two Shillings in full of his account on file. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 



160 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

Iii Conn 1 Eod m die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the board pr M r Dennet w th the following 
vote. 

In The house of Represent Dec r 10 th 1724. 
Voted That Cap 1 William Fellows & M r Theodore Atkin- 
son be of y c Committe of this house to Joyn a Committe 
of the upper house to tell over the old broken defaced bills 
of the first Impression that may be brought in this assem- 
bly to be burnt. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Council Eod die 
Read and Concurred & Voted that John Frost and Jo- 
tham Odiorne Esq rs be of y e Committe from y e board for y e 
Service above. 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 

Adjorn'd til tomorrow 
10 a'clock a : M : 



[p. 357.] Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsmouth 
by adjornment Dec r 11 th 1724. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq rc L 1 Gov r 
Sam f Penhallow^j Rich' 1 Wibird ^ 

Mark Hunking I -^ ra Arch' 1 Macpheadris 1 -p rs 
George Jatfrey f ^ John Frost [ ^ 

Shad a Walton J otham Odiorne J 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Atkinson and Fellows 
with the following vote. 

In The house of Represent Dec r 11 th 1724. 

Voted That Every Souldier in the pay of this Province 
in Scouting or Marching that will Supply himself with full 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 161 

provisions Shall be allowed and paid out of the Publick 
Treasury twelve pence pr day for the Same. 

James Jeffrey Cler Assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
A Message to the board pr M r Atkinson w th the following 
Yotes. 

In The house of Represent Dec r 11 th 1724 
Voted That there be twenty pounds pr annum added to 
the former Establishment of y e officers & Sould rs at Fort 
W m & Mary each one to have four pounds pr annum of Said 
Sum paid him henceforward out of the Publick Treasury. 

James Jeffrey Cler Assem 
In Coun 1 Eod die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In the house of Represent Dec 11 th 1724. 
Voted That John Plaisted Esq r and M r W ra Fellows be 
of the Committe of this house to joyn with such as thee 
upper house Shall appoint for the drawing an act according 
to the vote past yesterday for the Impressing two thousand 
pounds for the use of y e Province as the Gen 1 assem 1 shall 
see fit. James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun 1 Eod die. 
Read and Concurred and Geo : Jaffry & Arch d Macphea- 
dris Esq rs appointed from y e board for y e Service above. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

[p. 358.] A Message to the board by Cap* Jn° Gillman 
w th the following vote. 

In The house of Represent Dec r 11 th 1724. 
Voted That M r Speaker Wear & Jn° Plaisted Esq re be of 
the Committe of this house to joyn with a Committe of the 
upper house for the signing the two thousand pounds now 
to be Impressed. James Jeffry Cler assem 

11 



162 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

In Council Eocl die. 

Read and Concurred and Mark Hunking & George Jaf- 
frey Esq™ appointed to Joyn the Gentlemen above for y e 
Service above. Rich' 1 Waldron Cler : Con 

A Message to the hoard by Maj r Gillman and Cap 1 Tib- 
bits w th the following Votes. 

In the House of Represen* Dec r 11 th 1724. 

Voted That there be Signed off of the two thousand 
pounds now to be impressed the Sum of Seven hundred 
pounds and put into the treasury for the payment of the 
Sundry debts now allowed and remaining due from the 
Province and other Contingent Charges that may happen, 
and that His Honour the Lieu* Gov r be desired to Issue out 
warrants for y e payment of what is yet unpaid and for pay- 
ment of the Contingencies 

James Jaffry Cler assem 

In Coun 1 Eodem Die 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 

In The house of Represent Dec r 11 th 1724. 
Voted That Jotham Odiorne Esq re be allowed & paid out 
of the Treasury the Sum of thirty four Shillings & 3 d pence 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler : Con 

The Committe appointed for Exchanging the defaced 
broken bills of the old Impression delivered to the Gen 
assembly of S d Broken bills two hundred and four pounds 
& five Shillings which was burnt to ashes in Presence of 
the Said Gen 1 assembly, of which S d Sum the Persons who 
Delivered the Same are hereby discharged (That is to Say) 
[p. 359.] Rich 11 Wibird Esq ,c of the Sum of one 
hundred & three pounds thirteen Shillings <fc 
nine pence 103 13 9 



1724.] JOURNAL OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 163 

Geo Jaffrey Esq re of thirty six p ds Sixteen Shill s 

& 3 d 36 16 a 

Peter Wear Esq re of twenty six p ds Eighteen Shill 3 

& 6 d 26 18 6 

John Gillman Esq rc of thirty six p ds Sixteen Shill 3 

& 6 d 36 16 6 



£201 5 
John Plaisted Esq re one of the Committe for Exchang- 
ing y e broken defaced bills, Delivered to the Gen 1 assembly 
of said bills fifty one pounds Eight Shillings w ch was burnt 
to ashes and of w ch S d Sum of £51 8 The S d Plaisted is 
hereby discharged. 

Adjorned till tomorrow 10 a'clock 
a : M : 



Pro. N. Hamp r 

At a General assembly held at Portsm 
by adjornm't Dec r 12 1724. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq re L 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penliallow ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Mark Hunking > Esq 1 " 8 Arch d Macpheadris > Esq rs 
Geo : Jaffrey ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Mark Hunking Esq one of the Committe for Exchang a 
y e old broken bills D' d to the Gen 1 assem 1 of S d bills twenty 
nine pounds fifteen Shillings and Six pence w ch was burnt 
to ashes & he is hereby discharged of y e S d sum of £29 15 6. 
A Message to the board by Mess rs Fellows and Tibbits 
with the following votes. 

In The house of Represent Dec r 12 th 1724 
In answer to His Honour The Lieu* Governour and Gen 1 
assembly of the Province of the Massachusetts, requesting 
our Joyning w th them New York Connecticut & Road Isl- 
and Governments in Sending Commissioners to Mons r Van- 
drevil Gov r of Canada, Resolved That His Hon r the 



1G4: PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

Lieu* Gov r be desired to Commissionate a Suitable person 
to represent this Government to Joyn w th the Commission- 
ers of the Governments afore said to go to Mons 8 Vandre- 
vil Gov r of Canada and Demand of him all and Every of 
His Majestys Subjects that have been captivated by the In- 
dian Enemy and carryed into and detained in any part of 
his Government & likewise demand y* the Said [p. 360.] 
Governour Vandrevil withdraw the Countenance and assist- 
ance which in violation of the Treaty of Utrecht and con- 
trary to the friendship & alliance between the two Crowns 
he has given to the Said Indians in the Prosecution of their 
unjust warr against His Majestys Subjects of these Colo- 
nies, otherwise if our friend Indians who have hitherto 
been with difficulty restrained Should in pursuit of the En- 
emy Indians commit hostilitys upon the french familys who 
dwell promiscuously with them as have been by the french 
Indians Committed upon y e Inhabitants of this Province, 
the blame will be entirely oweing to his own Conduct and 
likewise Inform him that if the Indians Shall Still persist 
in the warr against us the Several English Governments 
will find themselves oblidged with their united force (by 
the help of God) to prosecute and pursue them to the ut- 
termost, and That His Hon r the Lieu* Gov 1 ' be desired to 
give his Instructions to The Comission r according to the 
above resolve. James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Council Eod die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 

In The house of Represen* Dec r 12 th 1724. 
Voted That y c Charges of y e Commissioner to be ap_ 
pointed on the within Vote be Supplyed and paid out of the 
Publick Treasury. 

James Jeffrey Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read & Concurred 

Rich" Waldron Cler Con 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 165 

In the house of Represent Dec r 12 th 1724. 
Voted That His Honour The Lieu* Gov r haveing 'the 
whole Goverment as Commander in Chief Still Continued 
upon him be presented w th the Sum of one hundred pounds 
for his Extraordinary Service done the Goverment in this 
time of warr & that It be paid him out of the Publick 
Treasury, and that he be also desired to Issue out his war- 
rants for the Payment of y e allowances made this assembly. 

James Jeffrey Cler assem 
In Coun 1 Eod die 
Read and Concurred 

Rich d Waldron Cler : Con 

[p. 361.] A Message to the board by Mess rs Fellows & 
Atkinson with the following report and votes thereon. 

The Committe of audit whose names are underwritten 
haveing Examin'd the Several Muster Rolls that lay before 
us Do report as followeth (viz) 

K° 1 a Muster Eoll Sign'd And w Glidden allow'd £108 16 4 

2 a Muster Koll Sign'd Moses Norris allow'd 97 7 7 

3 a Muster Roll Sign'd Jon a Sanburn ) 

for wages £72 10 10 }■ all' d 

& victualling 41 9 3) 115 1 

4 & 5 2 Muster Rolls sign'd John Foot- ) 

man for 13 2 4 Ull' d 

and 32 12 8 ) 45 15 — 

6, a Muster Roll sign'd Jos Roberts allow'd 54 18 10 

7, a Muster Roll Sign'd W m Jones allow'd 49 1- 

8 a Muster Roll Sign'd Aferah Clark allow'd 11 7 6 

9 a Muster Roll Sign'd W m Hill allow'd 17 2 8 

10 a Muster Roll Sign'd Jon a Prescott allow'd 50 3 4 

11 a Muster Roll Sign'd Eenj a Wentworth allowed 99 13 2 

12 a Portlege bill Sign'd Walter Stewart as Mast r & 

Steward in the Scooner Fortune w th Cap* Went- 
worth Eastward allow'd 17 4 6 17 4 6 



£666 10 — 



All the above Muster Rolls being Examin'd We find them right 
Cast and well vouch'd amounting in all to Six hundred Sixty Six 
pounds ten Shillings : And as to the twelve Small rolls following we 
have examin'd them and find that they are transient Scouts, Ex- 
cept Meeds ]ST° 16, which we allow when Sworn to. 

John Gillman Mark Hunking 

And w Wiggin Rich d Wibird 

Theo re Atkinson Jn° Frost 



16(5 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

In The house of Repreasa 1 Dec r 12 th 1724 
Toted The above return be accepted & that the Severall 
Bums Carry'd off be paid out of the Publick Treasury to 
the Persons against which S d Sums are carry'd off. 

James Jeffry Cler Assem 
In Coun 1 Eod die 
Read and Concurred, 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
[p. 862.] Sundry Small Muster Rolls Examined and re- 
ferr'd to y e Gen ! assembly Numbered as in the Margin as 
followeth (viz) 

N° 13 2 Muster Rolls one Sign'd Jon a Sanburil but § 

men 3 days J— l§ 

& one John Sanburn 31 men 3 clays 4 1§ 

14 Ditto Sign'd uSath 1 Lad 4 

13 Ditto Sign'd James Leavit 20 men 3 days 3 

16 Ditto Sign'd John Meed 5 5 10 

17 Ditto Sign'd Jos: Weeks 50 men 4 days 10 

18 Ditto Sign'd Dan 1 Wear 40 men 6 days 6 

19 Ditto Sign'd And* Wiggin 39 men 4 days 7 16 

20 Ditto Sign'd John Qillman 31 men 3 days 4 13 

21 Ditto Sign'd Stephen Greenleaf 22 men 4 days 4 8 

£2 Ditto Sign'd John G-illman but 2 days 

23 Ditto Sign'd Thomas Davis 21 men 4 days 4 4 

21 Ditto Sign'd J3enj a Lamprey 17 men 3 days 2 11 

£57 5 10 
In The House* of Represen* Dec r 12 th 1724. 
Resolved That the above Sum be allow'd and paid out of 
the Publick Treasury to the order of the Persons to whom 

it be due. 

James Jeffry Cler: assem 

And That the Seven men whose names are written oi? 
the right hand of Moses Norris's Muster roll be paid out of 
the Publick Treasury for eight days each (more than is 
Carry'd off in Said Roll) as Centinels 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Council Eod die 

Read and .Concurred 

Rich (1 Waldron Cler Con 



1724.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 167 

In The House of Represent Dec r 12 ttl 1724. 
Voted— That M r Edward Toogood be paid out of the 
Publick Treasury the Sum of Seventeen Shillings and Six- 
pence in full of all his demands on his ace* on file. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun 1 Eod die 
Read and Concurred. 

Richard Waldron Cler Con 

[p. 363.] A Message to the board by John Gillman 
Esq re and Cap 1 Samuel Tibbits with the vote 
In The House of Represen* 
Dec r 12 th 1724. 
Resolved, That Susanna Small be allow'd and paid out 
of the Publick Treasury the Sum of twelve pounds for 
house rent fire and Candles for the Gen 1 assem & Court 
from October 1723 to October 1724. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Council Eod die 
Read and concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

The Two following Bills being Ingross'd & Prepared for 
the Seal by order of the Gen 1 assem (viz) 

1 st An act in addition to and for rendering more Effec- 
tual an act made in y e 13 th year of the reign of King Wil- 
liam the third, entituled an act against trespassing in Town 
Commons and an act made in the Sixth year of the reign 
of Queen Ann Entituled an act for Preventing Trespasses. 

2 d an act for striking and- Emitting the sum of two thous d 
pounds publick bills of Credit. 

The Same was Signed & Sealed and then His Hon r 
was pleased to prorogue the Gen 1 assem and accordingly 
they were 

Prorogued till Wednesday the 
5 th of May Next 



168 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1721 

Further Prorogued by Proclamation 
till y e 17 of Said May 



[p. 364.] Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
Prorog a May 17 th 1725 
Present In Council 
His Honour John 'Wentworth, Esq re L 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking S Esq rs Rich d Wibird \ Esq rs 

Geo : Jaffrey ) John Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
A Message to the house by the Clerk to require their 
attend a at the board, the Speak' r and house came up ac- 
cordingly to whom His Hon 1 ' the Lieu 1 Gov r was pleas'd to 
make y e following speech, 

Gentlemen 

I have lately rec'd letters from Gov r Shute who advises me that 
the Court is so taken up w th affairs of Greater moment, that he 
finds great difficulty in finishing his business & that he will return 
to New England so soon as he has the Kings Commands 

M r agent Newman's Memorial to M r Secretary Walpole for 
Stores to Fort William and Mary I shall lay before you,' as also his 
letter about the lines, which hope you will take into consideration. 

I have order'd a Small Scout of twenty men to range our fron- 
tiers, but as yet made but little discovery. I suppose we shall 
think it proper to make an addition of forty men to our Scouts. 
We have often [found by wofull Experience y e sending small 
numbers into y e " Country altho the Charge be more yet we act 
w th greater Safety and in the end find our account in it by dis- 
courageing our Enemies & also the preservation of the lives of our 
People.* 

I would recommend to you the further Encouraging Volunteers 
by adding two Shillings & Sixpence pr day to the hundred pound 
act for every day they are on Service. 

There is in the Treasury one thousand & Seventy Six pounds 
Sixteen Shillings which by act of Gen 1 assembly is to be burnt to 
ashes this present Sessions and a Tax is to be laid on the Inhabit- 

* There may be an allusion in the above to the bloody and disastrous fight between 
Capt. John Lovewell with his thirty-four men, and the Indians, at Pigwacket, 
on the sili o\' .May, 172."). the latter numbering, it is believed, not less than 
Beventy. For detailed accounts of this terrible light, see PenhaUovJ*& Indian Wars, 
Farm. Belk., pp. 209-212,- Farm.!; Moore's Hist. Coll., Pol. 1. pp. 26-36 ; also a Pam- 
i>h'< 1 1 dilion ></ Rev. Thomas Symmes' Memoir of the fight, with notes by Rev. N~. Bou- 
ton, Concord, 1861. 



1725.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 169 

ants for one thousand & Seventy Six pounds Sixteen Shillings for 
this Present Year in order to be burnt. These Sums have been 
already postponed. Its the Honour of all Goverments to Execute 
their own acts Especially what relates to mony. 

[p. 365.] I must reccommend to your Consideration the Great 
difficulty the Ministers of the Gospel labour under by the sink- 
ing Credit of our paper mony whereby those that ten or twelve 
years past contracted for one hundred pounds pr year with their 
Parishes have by y e debaseing of our paper Credit their Salaries 
are reduced to fifty or Sixty pounds which very greatly affects their 
familys & must be a Great discouragement to them in their Min- 
istry. 

I again reccommend to you that you'l think of some method that 
may put a stop to Counterfeiting paper bills of Credit. They have 
but a poor Credit at best & certainly they will yet be worse, in case 
the practice of Counterfeiting prevail. 

I Rec'd an Express from L* Gov 1- Dummer giveing an ace* that 
Cap* Lovel had met w th a party of Indians at or near Pigwocket 
which broke Cap* Lovel's Company in pieces. I have sent fifty 
two men und r Command of Cap* Jon a Chesley and to make the 
best of his way to Ossaby and Pigwocket, and there make diligent 
Search for Cap* Lovel's Fort &c & to relieve any wounded men 
they may meet in their way thither or Else where. 

M r Atkinson our Commissioner to Canada is returned and has 
brought a letter from the Gov r of Canada which was ordered to be 
translated, and then Shall lay it before you, also what was trans- 
acted by M r Atkinson. 

I hope you will Consider the Expence of the war upon us and 
make timely provision accordingly by enabling the Treasurer to 
discharge y e Expensive war that now lies on us as also for the 
Hon ble Support of this His Majesty s Goverment. 

May 17: 1725 Jn° Wentworth. 

A Copy of the foregoing Speech being desired by the 
Speak 1 ' the Same was presented him, & then He & the house 
withdrew to their own Chamber. 

Adjorn'd till tomorrow 10 o'clock 
A : m. 



[p. 366.] Pro: N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjornm 1 May 18 th , 1725. 
Present In Coim 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq Lieu 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking [ Esq rs Rich d Wibird > Esq rs 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Arch d Macpheadris ) 



170 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

A Message to the house by the Clerk w th a Tote of Coun- 
cil for a Committe to Count over the bills of Credit now to 
be burned, w ch was returned by Mess rs Tibbits & Dennet & 
is as follows 

In Coun May 18 th 1725 
Voted — That Col Walton and Cap 1 Macpheadris be a 
Committe to Joyn with others of the house to Couit over 
the bills of Credit now to be burn'd and that It be done 
with all convenient speed. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
Eod die In the house of Represen* 
Voted That Mess rs Eph a Dennet & Theod re Atkinson be 
•of the Committe to Joyn with the Gentlemen above for 
Counting over the bills of Credit now to be burn'd 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
Geo. Jaffrey Esq re laid the following receipts before the 
Loard, and pray'd the Same might be entered in the Coun- 
cil book which was ordered accordingly 

(viz) Pro N. Hamp re Jan 1 " 5 ' 25 & feb^ 4 th 1724, 
Received of George Jaffrey Esq re from the Committe for 
Signing bills of Credit for the Supply of the Treasury, the 
Sums of Seven hundred pounds bills of Credit. 

700X pr Sam 1 Penhallow 

Pro: N. Hamo**. 

Rec d of Geo : Jaffrey Esq from y* Committe for Signing 
bills of Credit the Sum of one hundred pounds Pro : bills 
pr order of the Gen 1 assem on ace 1 of Provisions. 

John Gillman 
Adjorn'd till tomorrow 
10 a' Clock aim; 



1725.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 171 

[p. 367.] Pro N. Hamp" 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjornm* May 19 th 1725. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov T 
Sam 1 Penhallow ^ Rich d Wibird ^ 

Mark Hanking I v Arch d Macpheadris ^ „ 

Geo.-Jaffrev f ^ sq John Frost f Es ^ 

Shad a Walton J Joth Odiorne J 

The reverend ]Vi r Hugh Adams presented a Manuscript 
to the board entituled a Theosophical Thesis <fcc w th a 
Preface (alias Dedication) directed to His Hon r The L* 
Gov r & Gen 1 assembly Praying the Countenance of the 
Goverment for the printing of the Same, w ch was Sent 
down to the house by the Clerk. 

Adjorn'd till tomorrow 
10 a'Ciock a : m. 



Pro N. Hamp rQ 

At a Gen 1 assem 1 at Portsm by adjornm 1 
May 20 th 1725, 
Present In Coun 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 

WPenhallowl Rich* Wibird ) 

MarkHunking U Jolm Frost Es rs 

Geo : J afire y \ t ix. m- ( 

01 ^ wt u. oot\\ Odiorne 1 

Shad a Walton ) } 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Easman and Downing 
w th Mr Adams Manuscript Sent down yesterday together 
w th a Vote thereon which was concurr'd with and is as fol- 
lows. 

In the house of Represen* 
May 20 th 1725, 

Whereas the Reverend M r Hugh Adams hath address'd 
a Manuscript to His Hon r the Lieu* Gov r and General 
assembly, Entituled a Theosophical Thesis &c w th an ap- 
pendix und r the title of remarkable Instances &c Praying 



172 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

the Countenance and Grant of the Goverm* for the Publi- 
cation thereof 

Now Forasmuch as the Contents of S'd Manuscript are 
principally Controversal points of Divinity & Some Enthu- 
siastical accounts of God's Judgements &c & therefore 
more properly the object of Consideration for an Ecclesias- 
tical than a Civil Council, 

[p. 368.] Voted That The Reverend the Gospell Min- 
isters of this Province be, and hereby are desired to take 
the S d whole Manuscript under their Consideration, & 
report to His Honour and the General assembly their 
opinion thereon to the End that the Publication thereof 
may be Countenanced or discouraged, and the S a Manu- 
script disposed of as may be most for y e Glory of God. 

James Jeffrey Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die. 

Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

Cap* Sam 1 Weeks and others Presented a Petition to the 
board directed to the Gen 1 assembly, Praying for an 
Elargem 1 of the Parish of Greenland 

Adjorn'd til tomorrow 
10 a'clock: a: m. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjornm* May 21 st 1725, 
Present In Coun 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov 1 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad* Walton ) 

Mark Hunking [ Esq rs Rich d Wibird [ Esq" 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Jolh Odiorne ) 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Downing and Tibbits 
w th the following Vote 

In the House of Represen 1 May 21 9t 1725 
Whereas The Town of Lond° Deny hath lived under 



1725.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 173 

this Goverment for Several Years past, and hath neither as 
yet paid any rates for the Support of the Goverment nor 
Sent any person to represent said Town in Gen 1 assembly, 
Yoted That The Govern r be desired to Send a Precept 
to Said Town of Lond Derry to Send a meet person to 
represent Said Town in Gen 1 assem at the next fall Ses- 
sions, and to bring a list of their rateable Estates that they 
may be assessed accordingly. 

James Jeffrey Cler assem 

In Coun 1 Eod die. 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich 3 Waldron Cler Con 

Adjorn'd till tomorrow 10 o'clock a. m. 



[p. 389.] Pro : N. Hamp r9 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjornm* May 22 d 1725. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L*. Gov r 

Sam 1 Penhallow ) D . ld wv a i 

Mark Hunking Esq™ ^™ , . Esq 

Geo: Jaffrey j ArchMacpheadns ( 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Fellows and Atkinson 
w th the answer of the house of Represen* to His Honours 
Speech (as follows) 

May it Please Yor Hon 1 !* 

In Your Speech to this house you gave us advice of a letter from 
Governour Shute of his return to New England as soon as he has 
the Kings Command. We are glad to hear of his health and when 
he returns to New England our Gov r as such we Shall receive him, 
and as for M r Newmans letter which Informs us of y e difficulty he 
meets w th in attaining stores for the Fort WiH m & Mary and Sett- 
ling the line between the two Provinces, We are sorry for our 
Misfortune in that affair We thank your Hon r for your care and 
Conduct in Sending a Scout of twenty men to guard our frontiers 
& think proper to add to their number. As for the Encouragem* 
of Yoluntiers we shall take it into our consideration. As for y e 
Mony which is in y e Treasury to be burn'd, and what is to come in 
for that end we shall take Effectual care to Execute all our Acts 



174 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

relating to that affair according to the Intent of them. As for the 
Great Difficulty the Ministers of the Gospell labour under by rea- 
son of the Sinking Credit of our paper bills we shall take all the 
care that we can to recover y c Currency of our bills and raise their 
Value and hope that in the mean time all the Parishes within this 
Province will Manifest that respect to their faithful Ministers as to 
afford them a sufficient Support as being oblidged thereto by the 
laws already made for that end. As for the misfortune of Capt 
Lovel and his men "We desire to be humble before God for so great 
a frown of His Providence and [p. 370.] thank You r Honour for 
Sending a Company for y e relief of any that may be yet alive. 

"We rejoice to see M r Atkinson safe return'd from Canada, and as 
for the letter he has brought from the Governour, we shall know 
better how to answer when we know the Contents thereof, and 
Shall take care to raise money for the war and the Hon ble Support 
of the Goverment. 

James Jeffry Cler: assem 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Fellows and Atkinson 
w th ye f n ow ing report and Votes. 

May 21 st 1725 We the Committe of both houses ap- 
pointed by "Vote of Gen 1 assembly for Examining the Pro : 
accompts Do allow the Several Sums hereunto annexed 
haveing Examin'd y° Same. 

1. To Cap* Josh a Pierce for his vessel in y e Prov: 

Service in full 

2. To Cap' Frost's accompt for the Fort 

3. To Cap' W m Fellows ace 4 for Expences 

4. To John "Wilsons acc e Ditto 

5. To John Pencock for Cleaning arms 
G 

7. To Benj a Acreman for his Service in 1724 

8. To M r8 Susanna Small for Supply of Lovel's Comp a 

9. To Ditto ace 1 for y e Committe & Gov & Coun 1 

10. To Joth Odiorne Esq re for charges & Printing bills 

11. To Soloman Cottons ace' for Expences of y e Mili- 

tia, 1725 1: 10: 7 

To Cap 1 Nath 1 Hill £4:4 to be paid him that was 
allowed x br 12 th in Gen 1 assem 1 for Thomas 
Davis's Scout Hill haveing Supply 'd out of the 
Country Store 
To Col Hunking 5 days Examining v e acc t8 
I To Col Plaisted Ditto' Rich d Wibird Esq* v e Same 
, To John Frost Esq rc Ditto & Cap 1 W m Fellows 



£20: 


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. — 


32: 


11: 


8 


3: 


1: 


1 


5: 


9: 


2 


1: 


G: 


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7: 






8: 


11: 


10 


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5: 


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10: 


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10: 


— 



£100: 8: 4 
Mark Hunking 
Rich" Wibird 
Jn° Plaisted 
W m Fellows J 



> Committe. 



1725.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 175 

May 21 st 1725, In the house of Represeir 
Voted That the above returns of the Committe for audit- 
ing y e Public accompts be allow'd and paid out of the Pub- 
lick Treasury according as y e Several Sums are Carry'd off. 

James Jeffrey Cler assem 
In Coun May 22 d 1725 
Read and Concurred 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

[p. 371.] A Message to the house by The Clerk from 
His Hon r The L* Gov r w th y e Letter which he had rec d pr 
M r Atkinson from Gov r Vandrevil of Canada. 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Tibbits and Easman 
with the following vote. 

May 22 d 1725 In the house of Represen 1 

Voted That all Publick bills of Credit of this Province 
Pass in all public payments without the advance of five pr 
Cent James Jeffrey Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the house by Cap* Macpheadris and the 
Clerk to adjorn y m & accordingly they were 
Adjornd till Tuesday next 
the 24 th Instant. 



Pro. N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjornm* May 25 th 1725 
Present in Coun 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Himking V Esq re Rich d Wibird [ Esq rs 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Arch d Macpheadris ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
A Message to the board by Mess 1 " 3 Gillman and Sanburn 



176 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

with M r Atkinson's ace* of Expcnces as Commiss r to 
Canada as on file & votes thereon as follow 

May 22' 1 1725 In the House of Represent 
Voted That M r Thed re Atkinsons acc ts be allowed and 
that the Sum of one hundred <fe Eighteen pounds fourteen 
Shillings and Seven pence the ballance thereof be paid out 
of the Publick Treasury. 

James Jeffrey Cler assem 

In Coun May 25 th 1725 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

His Hon r laid before y e board M r Atkinsons report of his 
negotiation at Canada w ch was read and taken back by his 
Hon r 

Adjorned till tomorrow 10 a' clock a : M : 



[p. 372.] Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjornm* May 26 lh 1725 
Present In Coun 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re Lieut Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Rich d [Wibird] ) 

Mark flunking > Esq re Arch d Macpheadris > Esq" 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
Shad a Walton Esq re 
A Message to the house by Col Walton and Cap 1 Odiorne 
w th a Vote of Council for Settling a Salary on y e Treasurer. 
Adjorned till to morrow 10 a'clock A. M. 






1725.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 177 

Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm* 
by adjornm* May 27 th 1725. 
Present In Conn 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq 16 L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ^ Rich* Wibird ^ 

Mark Hunking I ** r3 Arch d Macpheadris I -n n 
Geo : Jaffrey \ f ^ sq John Frost f ^ sq , 

Shad a Walton J Joth Odiorne J 

A Message to the board by Capt Downing with the fol- 
lowing vote. 

May 26 th 1725 In the house of represen* 
Voted That andrew Wiggin Esq r M r Theod re Atkinson 
and M r John Sanburn be a Gommitte of this house to Joyn 
w th a Gommitte of the upper house to view the Stores now 
lying in M r Treas rs hands according to the accompt that is 
now made up by the auditors and make returns to morrow 
ten of y e Clock to the Gen 1 assem 1 what there is, and in 
what Condition they find it that the assembly may order the 
Sale of what is not fit for the Province Service. 

James Jeffry Gler assem 
In Conn 1 Eodm die 
Read and Concurred and Col Hunking Cap* Wibird & 
Cap 1 Odiorne appointed to Joyn the Gentlemen above for 
the Service above. 

Rich* Waldron Gler Con 

A message to the house by Geo Jaffrey Arch d Macphea- 
dris & Jn° Frost Esq 1 ' 8 with a Vote of Council for building 
a State house at Portsm which was immediately returnd 
by Cap* John Gillman &.M r John Sanburn non concurred. 

[p. 373.] A Message to the board by Mess 1 ' 8 Gillman k 
Sanburn w th y e following Vote sent down yesterday. 
In Coun May 26 th 1725. 

Whereas The acc ts of M r Treasurer Penhallow from time 
to time laid before the Gen 1 assembly and Especially at y e 
last and present Sessions have appeared very Irregular in- 
12 



178 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

tricate and much perplexed, which has Cost the Gen 1 assem 1 
and Committc of audit many days (& is a great Ex pence 
to the Province) in their attending the adjustment thereof 
And whereas Sundry disputes have arisen about allowing 
the five pr Cent advance on the hills of this Province &c. 

For the Prevention whereof for y e future Voted That the 
S'd M r Penhallow dureing his Continuance in the office of 
Treasu 1 be allowed and paid out of the Treasury for his 
Service therein after the rate of one hundred pounds pr 
annum in full for his Said Service. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 
May 27 th 1725. In The House of Representatives 
Read and Concurred. 

James Jeffry Cler Assem 1 . 

A Message to the house by the Clerk w th the Petition of 
Sam 1 Weeks and others preferred the 20 th Instant, which 
was return' d by Cap 1 Gillman w m a Vote thereon, the Peti- 
tion is on file & y e Yotes as follow. 

In the house of Represen* May 27 th 1725. 

The Petition read and Order'd That the Selectmen of 
Portsmouth be Served w th a Copy of the S' d Petition and 
they do notifie the Town of Portsm to appear the Second 
day of the Sitting of the next Gen 1 assem 1 to show Cause if 
any they Can why the prayer of the Petition may not be 
granted. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eo d die 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

Adjorn'd till tomorrow 
10 a' Clock a: m: 



1725.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 179 

[p. 374.] Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjornm* May 28 th 1725. 
Present In Council 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re Lieu* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking [ Esq rs Rich d Wibird \ Esq rs 

Geo Jaffrey ) Arch d Macpheadris ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
A Message to the board by Maj r Gillman & M r Sanburn 
with the following votes. 

May 27, 1725 In the House of represen 1 
Voted That there be Signed off of the two Thousand 
pounds now ready impress'd the Sum of one thousand 
Pounds & Put into the Treasury for the payment of the 
Sundry Debts now allowed and remaining due from the 
Province, and other Contingencies that may happen, and 
that His Honour the Lieu* Governour be desired to Issue 
out warrants for the Payment of what Shall now be allowed 
and unpaid. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 

In Coun 1 May 28 th 1725. 
Read and Concurred 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

In The House of Represent May 28 th 1725 
Yoted That M r Treasurer Penhallow do forthwith call in 
all the Interest yet due to the Province on the Seventeen 
hundred and thirty pounds loan and other dues, due to the 
Province, and accompt for it at the next Sitting of the 
assembly. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun 1 Eodem Die. 
Read and Concurred 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
In The house of Represen 1 May 28 th 1725 
Voted That There be fifty three pounds Sixteen Shillings 



ISO PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

Signed of the two thousand pounds last winter & paid to 
the Treas 1 to Satisfy him for y e fifty three pounds Sixteen 
Shillings w ch he allowed to the Constables in the last 
years rate of <£107G. 16. Now to be burnt to ashes. 

James Jcffry Cler assem 
In Coun 1 Eodem Die 
Read and Concurred 

Rich a Waldron Cler Con. 

[p. 375.] In The House of Represent May 28 th 1725 

Voted That There be a Tax of five hundred pounds laid 
on the Inhabitants of this Province, and that It be brought 
into the Treasury by the Middle of february next, in any of 
the Province bills in New England, and That It shall be ap- 
plyed for discharging the Support of the Goverment, as the 
Gen 1 assembly shall order. And that an Act be drawn up 
accordingly. And that Col James Davis and Maj r John 
Gillman be of the Committee of this house to Joyn with 
a Committe of the upper house to draw up the act accord- 
ingly. James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred & Geo Jaffrey Esq re & Arch d Mac- 
pheadris Esq re appointed for y e Service above. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
In The House of Represen 1 May 28 th 1725 
Voted That Each man named in Cap 1 Knights Muster 
roll on file (being forty in all) be paid out of the Publick 
Treasury the Sum of four Shillings Each man. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd. 

Rich' 1 Waldron Cler Con 
A Message to the board by Maj r Gillman with the follow- 
ing vote. 

In The House of Represen 1 May 28 th 1725. 
Whereas It doth appear to this house that M r Theodore 



-.725.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 181 

Atkinson hath faithfully discharged the Trust reposed in 
him in his negotiation lately to Canada The house returns 
him thanks hereby for the same, and Ordered That There 
be paid him out of y c public Treasury besides what is al- 
ready allowed & paid him for his charges the Sum of fifty- 
two pounds for his time in Said negotiation 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun 1 Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

[p. 376.] Geo: Jaffrey Esq re Laid Arec* before y e board 
Subscribed by M r Treas r Penhallow for fifty three pounds 
Sixteen Shillings which the Committe for Signing y e 
.£2000 paid to the S' d M r Penhallow Pursuant to a Vote of 
the Gen 1 Assem 1 past this day. 

Memorandum 

This day M r Treas r Penhallow Delivered into the hands of the 
Gen 1 assembly one thousand & Seventy Six pounds Sixteen Shill- 
ings*which was burnt to ashes in their Presence viz £1076: 16: 
Mem Geo: Jaffrey Esq re of and iu behalf of the 
Committe of y e £15,000 Delivered into the hands 
of the Gen 1 assem 1 three hundred pounds twelve 
Shillings and four pence which burnt to ashes in 
y e presence 300: 12: 4 

Mem The Committe for Exh a y e old broken bills 
Delivered into the hands of y e Gen 1 Assem 1 y e 
Several Sums carry'd off ag st y e Several names 
(viz) 
Prom Col Plaisted thirty Seven p'ds thirteen Shill 3 
Col Wear forty pounds fourteen Shill 3 & Sixpence 
Cap 1 "Wibird Sixty Eight p ds thirteen Shills & 3 d 
Geo Jaffrey Esq re Eighty four p ds Eleven Shill 8 & 3 d 
Col Hunking nine pounds nine Shillings 
in all am to two hundred & forty one pound & one 

shilling which was burnt to ashes in their presence £241 : 1 : - 

In The House of Represen* 
May 28* 1725. 
Voted That Each of the above Persons be and hereby 



37: 


13: 


- 


40: 


14: 


6 


68: 


13: 


3 


84: 


11: 


3 


9: 


9: 


- 



182 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

are discharged of the above S' d Sums as Carry'd off ag st 
their names 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred 

Rich d \Yaldron Cler Con 

A Message to the board by Col Davis & M r Sanburn w tk 
the following vote. 

In The house of Represen 1 May 28 th 1725 
Voted That there shall henceforth be allowed to Each 
souldier in the Pay and service of the Province in any 
Standing scout for their use in the Summer insueing, forty 
bullets & Six flints and for every three months one pound 
of Powder and if any Souldier be Exchanged, he Shall re- 
turn his bullets and flints that is not Expended in the Ser- 
vice or pay for them. 

[p. 377.] And if any Souldier be Exchanged in a little 
time to return his powder to the man that comes in his 
room or to his Commanding officer. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represen* May 25 th 1725. 

For the Further Encouragement of Voluntiers to go out 
against the Ind'n Enemy. 

Voted That all Such Souldiers as Shall Enlist them- 
selves into the Province service under proper officers to be 
Commissioiiated by the Governour and Command 1 " in Chief 
Shall have for encouragement besides the hundred pounds 
bounty money for Scalps already allowed the Sum of two 
Shillings & Sixpence pr day paid them (they finding them- 
selves all necessarys) for every day they are scouting and 
traveling in the woods, their Muster Roll to be allow'd by 
the oaths of any of the Commissioiiated officers in the 






1725.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 183 

same service and also that if any of these voluntiers shall 
happen to be wounded, in Said Service that the Care Shall 
be paid for out of the Publick Treasury, and Those that 
shall happen to be maimed in S' d Service Shall be entituled 
to the benefits that are allowed by the law of this Province 
to impressed Souldiers that Shall be maim'd in the S ,<! 
Service. 

James JefFry Cler assem 
In Coun May 28 th 1725 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represen 1 May 27 th 1725. 

Whereas there is in M r Treas r Penh allows hands Sundry 
Stores returned out of the Sub-Commissary's hands & the 
Eastern Expedition to the value of one hundred & thirty 
six pounds nineteen Shillings & Eleven pence, & out Stand- 
ing in Several Constables hands the Sum of forty pounds 
five Shillings and tenpence, and in Greenleafs and Glid- 
dens acct s fifty eight Shillings and Sixpence in all one hun- 
dred & eighty pounds four Shillings and one penny : 

[p. 378.] Now for the Preventing any difference in ac- 
compts for y e future The Treasurer proposes that if the 
Gen 1 Assem will make him allowance of twelve pounds out 
of the aboves d Sum, The remaining sum of one hundred 
Sixty eight pounds four shillings and one penny he will 
take the same to his account & be debted therew th . 

Yoted That the above proposal be accepted and that the 
Treasu r be Charged w th the Sum only of one hundred Sixty 
eight pounds four Shillings and one penny in full of the 
one hundred eighty pounds four shillings and one penny 
for the Stores &c as in the ace 1 of particulars Dated May 
26 th 1725. 

James JefFry Cler assem 
In Coun May 28 th 1725 

Read and Concurred 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 



184 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

A Message to the board by Col Davis & M r Sanburn w tb 
a Tax bill for five hundred pounds Past in the house to be 
Engrost which being Several times read at the board the 
Council Concurr'd — 

Adjorn'd till tomorrow 
9 a'Clock aim: 



Pro : N. Hamp TC 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm* by 
adjornm* May 29 th 1725. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking \ Esq r3 Rich d Wibird \ Esq rs 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Arch d Macpheadris ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
A Message to the board by Mess" Downing and Atkin- 
son w th the following votes. 

In The house of Represeir* May 29 th 1725 
M r Clement Hughes eame into this house and agreed to 
farm the Excise and to pay for the Same from the 31 st of 
December 1723 to the 31 st of December 1725 The Sum of 
three hundred pounds. 

Voted That the Excise of this Province is hereby farmed 
and lett unto the S d Clement Hughes for the S d Term for 
y e S d Sum of three hundred pounds to be paid by him into 
the Treasury in full. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 






1725.] 



JOURNAL OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 



185 



[p. 379.] May 29 th 1725 In The house of Represent 
Allowances made as underwritten 
(Viz) 

To Cap* Andrew Wiggin for himself & Thorn 8 Veasie 
and Sam 1 Hilton four days Each not carry'd off in 
his Muster Eoll which was allowed by the assem- 
bly last Sessions 

To Benj a Lamprey omitted in his roll as supra 

To M r Kich d Waldron for his Service as Cler to the 
Coun in y e year 1724 to April 1725 

To Cap* Kath 1 Hill for dieting Tim Blake and seven 
men 3 weeks & 4 days at 7s pr week 

To M r Benj a Gambling for Service as Sherriff in y e 
year 1724 to April 1725 in full 

To Cap* Hill for 691b pork he bought with his own 
money at 7 d pr 

To M r John Wentworth as pr acc fe for use of the boat 
& Fort William & Mary 



£73 



£10 



£13 



£ 2 



£ 5 



14 



£104: 9: 

In The house of Represent 
May 29 th 1725 
Voted That The above accompts be allowed and paid out 
of the Treasury to the Several persons as above mentioned 
the Several Sums as Carry'd off. 

James Jeffrey Cler : assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represen* May 29 th 1725 
Voted That The return of the auditors on M r Treas r 
Penhallow acc ts be accepted and that the ace 1 be accepted 
and allowed. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 



186 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

Mem The ball an ce due from 
the Treas r To the Province is 
twelve p d8 thirteen Shill 9 & l d 
£12: 13: 1 
[p. 380.] In The House of Represent 

May 29 th 1725. 
Whereas His Honour The Lieu* Governour hath the 
whole Goverment as Commander In Chief Still continued 
upon him 

Voted That he Be presented with and paid him out of 
the Treasury the Sum of one hundred & twenty pounds for 
bis Extraordinary care and Service done the Goverment in 
this time of the warr. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the house by the Clerk To require their at- 
tendance att the board, the Speaker & house came up ac- 
cordingly, and then the Tax bill Past to be Engross' d yes- 
terday (Entituled An act to levy a Tax of five hundred 
pounds on the Poles and Estates within this Province) 

Being Prepared was again read, <fe then Signed & Sealed 
in Presence of the Gen 1 assem. After which His Honour 
was pleased to prorogue them and accordingly in his Majes- 
tys name they were 

Prorogued till the 
23 d day of Novemb r next 



Further Prorogued till y e 13 th Dec 1 " next 
( Geo Jaffrey ) 
Present < Joth Odiorne > Esq" 
( Sam Penhallow ) 



1725.] 



JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 187 



Further Prorogued till y e 20 th Ins 1 

( Geo Jaffrey ) 

Present < Ar : Macpheadris > Esq ra 
( Joth Odiorne ) 



Further Prorogued till y e 27 Ins* 

'Sam 1 Penhallow^j 
Mark Hunking 
Present^ Geo Jaffrey VEsq r 

| Shad a Walton 
( Joth Odiorne 



[p. 381.] Pro N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Portsm 
by Prorogation Dec r 27 1725. 
Present In Coun 
His Honour John Wentworth Esq L 4 Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) p Shad a Walton ) p a 

Geo Jaffrey \ ^ sq Joth Odiorne J ^ sq 

A Message to the house by the Clerk to require their at- 
tendance at the Council board. The Speaker & house came 
up accordingly to whom His Hon r made the following 
Speech. 

Gentlemen 

You have on all occasions to my great Satisfaction shown your 
readyness to dispatch the publick affairs of the Groverment so that 
I have not the least room to suspect it at this Sessions. 

The treaty with the Indian Delegates at Boston lasted beyond 
our Expectation which has put off this Sessions longer than usual 
however the prospect we have of a lasting peace will over ballance 
that and I hope prove advantageous to this Province. 

The articles of Peace agreed upon I shall lay before you for 
your perusall which are to be further ratify'd and Confirmed at 
Falmouth in Casco bay some time in y e month of May next. 

M r Newman our agent at y e Court of Great Brittain advises me 
since our May Sessions that he takes all opportunitys to Solicit S r 
Robert Walpole for the runing of the lines and for the Stores for 
Fort William & Mary in all which he Expects Success. 



188 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

I would put you in mind of making M r agent Newman a Present 
for we have scarce allow'd him enough to pay his Coach hire. 

The five hundred pounds raised for the Supply of the Treasury 
will go but a little way in discharging the Muster Rolls & M r 
Treasurers Victualling bill w ch doubt not but you will take effect- 
ual care of & for the more honourable Support of this His Majes- 
ty's Goverm 1 J. Wentwortii 

[p. 382.] M r Speaker desired a Copy of the foregoing 
Speech & then he and the house withdrew to their Own 
Chamber. 

His Honour the Lieu* Gov r laid before the Council a 
Copy of the articles of Pacification agreed on with the 
Indians at Boston which being read, the Same together 
with a Copy of His Hon rs Speech was sent down to the 
House by Geo: Jaffrey & Joth Odiorne Esq rs . 

Adjorned till to morrow at 10 a'Clock a: m: 



[From Penliallow's Indian Wars.] 

The submission and agreement of the delegates of the Eastern Indians. 

Whereas the several tribes of Eastern Indians, viz. the Penob- 
scot, Norridgwock, St. John's, Cape Sables, and other tribes inhab- 
iting within his Majesty's territories of New England and Nova 
Scotia, who have been engaged in the present war, from whom we, 
Sauguaaram alias Sorun Arexus, Franeois-JEavier r a,ia.d. Meganumba, 
are delegated and fully empowered to enter into articles of pacifi- 
cation with his Majestys governments of the Massachusetts Bay, 
New Hampshire and Nova Scotia; have, contrary to the several 
treaties they have solemnly entered into with the said govern- 
ments, made an open rupture, and have continued some years in 
acts of hostility against the subjects of his Majesty King George, 
within the said governments: they, being now sensible of the mis- 
eries and troubles they have involved themselves in, and being de- 
sirous to be restored to his Majesty's grace and favor, and to live 
in peace with all his Majesty's subjects of the said three govern- 
ments and the province of New York and colonies of Connecticut 
and Rhode Island, and that all former acts of injury be forgotten: 
have concluded to make, and we do, by these presents in the name 
and behalf of the said tribes, make our submission unto his most 
excellent Majesty George, by the grace of God of Great Britain, 
Prance and Ireland, King, defender of the faith, &c., in as full and 
ample manner as any of our predecessors have heretofore done. 

And we do hereby promise and engage with the Hon. William 
Bummer, Esq. as he is Lieut. Governor and commander-in-chief of 
his majesty's province of the Massachusetts Bay, and with the 
Governors or commanders in chief of the said province for the 
time being: that is to say— 



1725.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 189 

We, the said delegates, for and in behalf of the several tribes 
aforesaid, do promise and engage — That at all times, forever, from 
and after the date of these presents, we and they will cease and 
forbear all acts of hostility, injuries and discord towards all the sub- 
jects of the crown of Great Britain, and not offer the least hurt, 
violence or molestation to them or any of them in their persons or 
estates, but will henceforward hold and maintain a firm and con- 
stant amity and friendship with all the English, and will never 
confederate or combine with any other nation to their prejudice. 

That all the captives taken in this present war, shall, at or before 
the time of the further ratification of this treaty, be restored, with- 
out any ransom or payment to be made for them or any of them. 

That his Majesty's subjects the English, shall and may peaceably 
and quietly, enter upon, improve and forever enjoy all and singular 
their rights of land and former settlements, properties and pos- 
sessions, within the eastern parts of the said province of the Mas- 
sachusetts Bay, together with all Islands, inlets, shores, beaches and 
fishery within the same, without any molestation or claims by us 
or any other Indians, and be in no ways molested, interrupted or 
disturbed therein. 

Saving unto the Penobscot, I^orridgwock, and other tribes with- 
in his Majesty's province aforesaid, and their natural descendants 
respectively, all their lands, liberties and properties not by them 
conveyed or sold to or possessed by any of the English subjects as 
aforesaid; as also the privilege of" fishing, hunting and fowling, as 
formerly. 

That all trade and commerce which may hereafter be allowed 
betwixt the English and the Indians, shall be under such manage- 
ment and regulation, as the government of the Massachusetts 
province shall direct. 

If any controversy or difference at any time hereafter happen to 
arise between any of the English and Indians, for any real or sup- 
posed wrong or injury done on either side, no private revenge shall 
be taken for the same, but proper application shall be made to his 
Majesty's government upon the place for remedy or redress there- 
of, in a due course of justice. We submitting ourselves to be ruled 
and governed by his Majesty's laws, and desiring to have the bene- 
fit of the same. 

We also, the said delegates, in behalf of the tribes of Indians in- 
habiting within the French territories, (who have assisted in this 
war) for whom we are fully empowered to Act in this present 
treaty, do hereby promise and engage, that they and every of them 
shall henceforth cease and forbear all acts of hostility, force and 
violence, towards all and every, the subjects of his Majesty, the 
King of Great Britain. 

We do further in the behalf of the Penobscot Indians promise 
and engage, that if any of the other tribes intended to be included 
in this treaty, shall notwithstanding, refuse to confirm and ratify 
this present treaty entered into on their behalf, and continue or 
renew acts of hostility against the English, in such case, the said 
Penobscot tribe shall join their young men with the English in re- 
ducing them to reason. 

In the next place, we the afore-named delegates do promise and 



190 PROVINCE OP NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

ingage with the Honorable John Wentworth, Esq. as he is Lieut. 
Governor and commander-in-chief of his Majesty's province of 
New Hampshire, and with the governors and commanders-in-chief 
of the said province for the time being, that we and the tribes we 
are deputed from, will henceforth cease and forbear all acts of hos- 
tility, injuries and discords, towards all the subjects of his Majesty 
Kin.;- George, within the said Province; and we do understand and 
take it, that the said government of Xew Hampshire, is also in- 
cluded and comprehended in all and every of the articles afore- 
going, excepting that article respecting the regulating the trade 
with us. 

And further, we the aforenamed delegates do promise and en- 
gage with the Hon. Lawrence Armstrong, Esq. Lieut. Governor 
and commander-in-chief of his Majesty's province of Xova Scotia 
or Accadia, to live in peace with his Majesty's good subjects and 
their dependents in that government, according to the articles 
agreed on with Major Paul Mascarene, commissioned for that pur- 
pose ; and further to be ratified as mentioned in the said articles. 

That this present treaty shall be accepted, ratified and con- 
firmed, in a public and solemn manner, by the chiefs of the sev- 
eral eastern tribes of Indians included therein at Falmouth in 
Casco Bay, sometime in the month of May next. In testimony 
whereof, we have signed these presents, and affixed our seals. 

Dated at the Council Chamber in Boston in Xew England, this 
fifteenth day of December, Anno Domini, one thousand seven hun- 
dred and twenty-five. Anno Kegni Regis Georgii Magnse Britt- 
ania3, &c. Duodecimo. 



Sauguaaram Or ^\^ alias Soron 



Arexus 




Francois (^Jf \ Xavier 



MEGANU3IBA 




A true copy taken from the original, executed by the Indian del- 
egates before' the General Assembly, December, 15, 1725. 

Attest, J. Willard, Seer. 






1725.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 191 

Pro: N. Hamp re 

at a General assem held at Portsm by 
adjournm* X br 28 th 1725. 
Present In Coun 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re Lt Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking \ Esq rs Jn° Frost S Esq rs 

Geo Jaffrey ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the board by Cap* Jn° Gillman with the 
following vote. 

In The house of Represent Dec r 28 th 1725 
Voted That there be a Committe of both houses ap- 
pointed to Examine the Muster Rolls and accompts of the 
Province now brought in and That M r Theodore Atkinson 
and Cap* W m Fellows be a Committe of this house to joyn 
with those of the upper house that shall be appointed for 
the Said Service. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd & Geo Jaffrey & Jn° Frost Esq" ap- 
pointed for the Service above. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

Joseph Lock and others Prefer' d a Petition to the board 
directed to the Gen 1 assem Praying for a Precinct at Sandy 
beach w ch was read and Sent down by Sam 1 Penhallow & 
Geo Jaffrey Esq rs 

Adjourn'd till tomorrow 
10 a'Clock a : M : 



192 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

[p. 383.] Pro X. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 asscm held at Portsmouth 
pr adjourm 1 Dec r 29, 1725. 
Present In Coun 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re U Gov r 
Samuel Penhallow ) Shad 8 Walton ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq™ Jn° Frost [ Esq 1 " 8 

Geo Jaffrey ) Jotli Odiorne ) 

A Message to the board by Mess™ Downing and Sanborn 
with the following vote. 

In The House of Represent Dec r 29 th 1725 
Whereas the act of Excise of this Province being near 
expiring, 

Voted That It be now revived for three years and that 
all retailers Pay Sixpence pr gall" & Taverners eight pence 
pr gall" Excise & that none be free from paying Excise for 
any quantity under twenty five gallonds and that an act be 
drawn up accordingly, and that and w Wiggin Esq & M r 
Eph a Dennet be a Coinmitte of this house to Joyn w th a 
Committe of the upper house to draw up S' d act. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd and Sam 1 Penhallow and Mark 
Hunking Esq rs appointed for y e Service above. 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 
A Message to the board by M r \V m Dennet w th an ace* of 
Doct r Joseph Pierce for Curing one of Cap 1 Lovell's men 
amounting to <£14 which was voted by y c house to be dis- 
mis'd & the Same was immediately Sent back to the house 
by Sam 1 Penhallow & Joth Odiorne Esq rs to be reconsider'd. 
The Clerk of y° Council Laid before the board the report 
of the Reverend Ministers upon M r Adams book entituled 
a Theosophical Thesis &c w ch was read & a Vote of accept- 
ance pass'd thereon & then the S nl Report & Vote were 
Sent down to the house by the Clerk. 






1725.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 193 

[p. 384.] A Message to the board by M r Dennet with 
y e following Vote. 

In the house of Represen* Dec r 29, 1725 

Voted That Maj r John Gillman and M r Eph a Dennet be 
a Committe of this house to joyn w th a Committe of the up- 
per house to tell over the money that is now to be brought 

in to be burnt. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred and Shad a Walton & Joth Odiorne 
Esq rs appointed for the Service above. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
Adjorn'd till tomorrow 10 a'Clock Ai m: 



Pro N. Hamp ro 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjournm 1 Dec r 30 th 1725 
Present In Coun 
His Hon* John Wentworth Esq re L 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ] 

Mark Hunking \ Esq rs Jn° Frost > Esq 1 ' 3 

Geo: Jaffrey ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Adjorn'd till tomorrow 10 a'Clock a : M: 



Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjournm* Dec 1 31 st 1725 
Present In Coun 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L l Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq 13 Jn° Frost \ Esq rs 

Geo Jaffrey ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the board by M r Dennet with the following 
votes 

13 



194 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725, 

In the house of Representatives Dec r Sl 8t 
1725. 
Voted That there be impress'd forth w th two thousand 
pounds bills of Credit on this Province & Sign'd by a Com- 
mitte to be appointed by both houses, and by them paid in- 
to the Treasury from time to time by order of the General 
assembly for defraying the last years charges of the Gov- 
erm* occasioned by the war & to repay the same. That 
[p. 385.] it be raised by a Tax on the Inhabitants of this 
Province one half in the year 1735 and the other half in y e 
year 1736 & when brought into the Treasury to be burnt 
to ashes in presence of the General assembly, The S' d Bills 
to be repaid in Such Species as Shall be agreed upon by y e 
General assem 1 from time to time and that an act be drawn 
up accordingly and That Jn° Plaisted Esq 1 ' 6 & M r Theo : At- 
kinson be a Committe of this house to Joyn w tb a Committe 
of the upper house to Sign off the S' d bills and that the 
S'd Jn° Plaisted Esq and Theo Atkinson be a Comitte of 
this house to Joyn w th a Comitte of y e upper house to draw 
up a bill accordingly. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd and Mark Hunking and Geo Jaffrey 
Esq rs appointed for y e Service above 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 
In the house of Represen 1 Dec r 31 st 1725. 
Toted That James Jeffry be paid out of the Publick 
Treasury The Sum of ten pounds for his service as Clerk 
of the assembly from y c 19 th day of November 1724 to y c 
10 th day of Novemb r 1725 and that he be paid the Sum of 
live pounds for his service in Committes for auditing the 
public ace 1 - & other Services done at Sundry times for y e 
Publick. James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and ConcurrM Rich 11 Waldron Cler Con 

Adjourn'd till tomorrow 10 a'Clock a. m. 



1725.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 195 

Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjournm* Jan 1 st 1725 
Present In Coun 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking V Esq 1 ' 3 Jn° Frost \ Esq 1 * 8 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Joth Odiorne ) 

[p. 386.] A Message to the board by M r Sanburn w th the 
following vote. 

In the House of Represent Jan 1 st 1725. 
The Persons that were chosen a Comitte to tell oyer the 
old broken defaced bills of Credit that were brought in 
from the Trustees for Exchanging the 5384£ Made their 
return that there was bro't in and burnt in presence of y e 
Gen 1 assem of that money the sum of one hundred ninety 
Seven pounds fifteen Shillings (viz) from 



Rich d Wibird Esq r ■ £80 

Geo: Jaffrey Esq r £57 

Maj r Gillman £ 6 

Col Plaisted £53 



12 
14 

3 

5 



£197: 15: - 
Voted That Each Person be and hereby is discharged of 
the Sum carry'd off ag st his name 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the board by Cap 1 Downing w th M r Adams 
manuscript Entituled a Theosophical Thesis & The Minis- 
ters report thereon w th a Yote upon the S' d report, the S' d 
Manuscript & report are on file & the vote is as follows 
* In Coun Dec 29 th 1725 

Voted That the Report of the Reverend Ministers upon 
the Manuscript above mention'd be accepted & that the 



196 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

Reverend Gentlemen have the thanks of the Goverment for 
the Same, and Ordered that the S' d Manuscript be lodged 
in y e Secretarys office & that the Clerk of y° Council be and 
hereby is directed not to give a Copy of the S' d Manuscript 
or any part thereof directly or Indirectly to any person on 
any pretence whatsoever without y e leave or Consent of the 
Gen 1 assem 1 for the Same. 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 

In the house of Represen 1 Jan l 8t 1725 
Read and Concurred. 

James JefTry Cler assem. 

Adjourn'd till Wednesday next 10, aClock a: m: 



[p. 387.] Pro N. Hamp re 

At a General assem held at Portsm 
by adjorn* Jan 5 1725. 
Present In Coun 
His Hon 1 ' John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) v r8 

Mark Hunking [ Esq rs Joth Odiorne ] ^ sq 

Geo : Jaffrey ) 
A Message to the board by Cap* Gillman w th the follow- 
ing vote. 

In the house of Represen 1 Jan 5 th 1725. 
There was brought in and burnt in the General assem 
the sum of fifty three pounds eight Shillings cfc nincpence 
of the five thousand three hundred & Eighty four pounds 
from Maj r Jn° Gillman one of the Trustees for Exchanging 
that money and the S' d John Gillman is hereby discharged 
of the S' a Sum of fifty three pounds eight Shill 3 & nine- 
pence 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 



1725.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 197 

The Petition of Thomas Packer and others Praying for 
a Township at Winnipishoky pond read at the board and 
order'd to lye for Consideration till next Spring. 

A Message to the board by Cap* Gillman w th y e represent 8 
answ 1 ' (To y e L l Gov rs Speech) as follows. 

May it Please your Hour 

As yo r Hon 1- has been pleased to Express your Satisfaction of 
Our former Conduct we hope for the future Our actions and de- 
meanour Shall be Such as will be acceptable to the Province, pleas- 
ing to your Honour & recommend us to His Majestys favour. 

We heartyly Congratulate Yo r Hon rs Safe return from the Treaty 
of Peace, and tho yo r absence might seem long upon some accounts 
yet the Good effect there of the prospect of a lasting Peace has 
fill'd Our hearts with joy and satisfaction having view'd y e articles 
of Peace your Hon r laid before us w th Pleasure. 

We Shall do our Utmost endeavor to find out wayes and means 
for y e Supply of y e Treasury & for y e Hon ble Support of y e Goverm* 



Jan 6, 1725 



John Plaisted Speak r Pro Temp 



Adjorn'd till tomorrow 
10 a'Clock a: m. 



[p. 388.] Pro N. Harnp™ 

At a Gen 1 assem at Portsm Jan 6 th 
1725 by adjourm* 
Present In Conn 
His Hon 1 John Wentworth Esq re L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking [ Esq 1 ' 3 Jn° Frost [ Esq rs 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Geo Jaffrey Esq re laid the following receipts before the 
board w ch were ordered to be entered (viz) 

Pursuant to a Vote of the General Assembly of y e 28 th 
of May 1725 for Signing and puting into the Treasury one 
thous d pounds Province bills — Received of George Jaffrey 
Esq re from the Committe for Signing Said bills the Sum 
of one thousand pounds — 1725. 

<£1000 Sam 1 Penhallow 



198 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

Received of the Comraitte for Signing bills of Credit 
fifty three pounds Sixteen Shillings pr order of the General 
assem 1 May 28 th 1725 

£53: 16 pr Sam 1 Penhallow 

Adjourn' d till tomorrow 

10 a Clock a: m. 



Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem at Portsm pr 
adjournm* Jan ry 7 th 1725-6 
Present In Coun 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq r IS Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking \ Esq 1 " 3 Jn° Frost > Esq 73 

Geo : Jaffrey ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the board by Cap 1 Wentworth and M r San- 
burn w th y e Petition of Doct r Alden as on file and the Sev- 
eral Yotes following 

In The house of Represen* Jan 1 " 7 6 th 1725-6 
Voted That Thomas Alden be allowed & paid out of the 
Publick Treasury in full of his ace 1 the Sum of Seven 
pounds three Shillings & Sixpence. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Jan ry 7 th 1725-6 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

[p. 389.] In The house of Represen 1 Jan 7, 1725 

Yoted That Thomas Harvey be allowed and paid out of 
the Publick Treasury ye Sum of Six pounds in full of his 
ace* James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eodem die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In the house of Represcn* Jan 7, 1725 
Voted That Matthew Clark of Lond Deny be paid out 



1726.] JOURNAL OF CxENERAL ASSEMBLY. 199 

of the thousand Seventy Six pounds Sixteen Shillings tax 
next to be burnt the Sum of four pounds four Shillings and 
Sixpence for so much of this Province money burnt in his 
house. James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

We whose names are Subscribed being appointed a Com- 
mitte by the Gen 1 assem to audit y 9 accompts of the Prov- 
ince of N. Hamp re that lay before them at their sessions in 
Dec r and Jan ry 1725-6 

Do report as follows 

]ST°1 7 A Muster Eoll for Service done under the 
command of Cap* Jn° G-illman being sworn to 
and right Cast allow'd to be p'd out of the 
Treasury. £555: 11: 2: 1 

2 Ditto for Ditto under the Command of L* Tris- 

tum Herd allow'd £75: 13: 5: 1 

3 Ditto for Ditto under y e Command of Cap* 

Chesley allowed £4,8: 14: 8: - 

4 Ditto for Ditto under y 6 Comand of Serg* 

Abraham Clark allowed £31: 1: 4: - 

5 Ditto for Ditto Sign'd pr Sarg* Sam 1 Hilton 

allowed £14: 10: 7: - 

[p. 390.] 6. Ditto for Ditto und r y e Command of 
Cap* Geo Walker refer'd to the Gen 1 assem they 
being troopers and no establishm* by y e law 

7 An ace* Signed by Jn° G-illman for ammuni- 
tion expended in the Service am to £19: 1: 6 
allowed . £18: 3: 

8 An acc r Sign'd James Stevens for pasturing 
horses allow'd 1 : 

9 An ace* Sign'd Benj a Thing for hay & Oates 
am to 22 9s allowed £1: 1: 

10 An ace* Sign'd Nath 1 Lad for Transporting 
provisions am to 37s allowed £1: — : 

11 an ace* Signed by M r Treas r Penhallow for 
Sundry expresses and wolves heads & mony 
p' d Col Walton to prepare for his voyage east- 
ward allowed £20: 19: 6: - 

12 an ace* Sign'd by M r Treasurer Penhallow for 
provision & ammunition for y e Several Scouts 

am to £274: 17: 7 allowed * £273: 11: 7: - 

13 an ace* Sign'd Paul Gerrish for Sundry Provi- 
sions & Service in delivering the same allowed 

in full discharge thereof £5: 14: -: - 



200 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1726. 



14 an ace 1 for Sundry Expences in Going to Bost 

with his Hon* the Lieu 1 Gov on a Treaty of 
Peace w th the Indians refer'd to y e General 
Assembly Cap 1 Frost & Thro: Atkinson being 
on this Comitte and likewise at Boston at y e 
Treaty. 

15 an ace* for Victualling the Scouts in the Ser- 
vice Sign'd by Maj r John Gillman amounting 
to £283: 17: 11 & 'he having ree'd 200«£ and 
Deducting 2d pr diem on lo27 days for one 

man allow'd to be p*d in full of Said Account £71: 3:5:- 
Since which The Said Gillman hath declared 
that he lost 15 Score weight of Pork by reason 
of y e hot weather w ch he kilFd for y e Service of 
y c Province and w ch we recommend & refer to 
yo r consideration. 
1G an ace' Signed by Cap 1 Jn° Gillman for Sundry 
provisions &c for his Scout am to ,£16: 10: 2, 
deducting £6. paid by y e Treasu r allow'd in full £10: 18: -: - 

There being left in his hands 1: — : 19 w* 
of bread on ace 1 of y e Province 

W m Fellows Geo Jaffrey 

Theo: Atkinson Jn° Frost 

[p. 391.] In The house of Represen' Jan 6 th 1725-6 

Voted That the above return of y c Committe be allowed 
and paid out of the Publick Treasury according to the 
Several Sums carry'd off and that there be allowed & paid 
out of the Publick Treasury for His Hon rs and the Gentle- 
mens expences at Boston besides the thirty pounds already 
paid the Sum of Seventy Seven pounds and Eight pence in 
full of y e ace 1 brought in. and that Maj r Jn° Gillman be al- 
lowed the Sum of five pounds Six and eight pence for the 
loss of sixteen Score weight of Pork as in y e 15 th Ace* And 
that Cap 1 Jn° Gillman be allowed and paid the Sum of ten 
pounds eighteen Shillings in full of his ace* N° 16 without 
accounting for y e l cw : — : 19 lb of bread left in his hands. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun Jan. 7, 1725-6 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich' 1 Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represent Jan 7 th 1725-6. 
Voted That Col° Walton be allowed <fc paid out of the 



1726.] JOUENAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 201 

Publick Treasury nine pounds ten Shillings in full of the 

within ace* for his Journey & Charges to y e Eastw d and that 

Nath 1 Lang be allowed Centinels wages for 31 days with 

Col Walton. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represent Jan 7, 1725-6 
Yoted That Mrs Susanna Small be allowed & paid out of 
the Publick Treasury y e Sum of Eighteen pounds (besides 
ye 12 £ already allowed her) for house rent fire & Candles 
from y e first of October 1723, to y e first of October 1725 
for y e Gov 1 Coun assem and Courts. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

[p. 392.] In The House of Represent Jan 7, 1725. 
Yoted That The Sum of five hundred pounds be im- 
press'd (w th the Two thousand pounds voted this Sessions 
to be emitted) for y e Exchanging any broken-bills of Credit 
of this Province (of any impression Since y e year 1715) 
and that three hundred pounds of it be immediately print- 
ed, Sign'd off & put into the treasury for that end. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In The house of Represent Jan 7, 1725 
Voted That there be sign'd off of y e two thousand 
pounds now to be impress'd the Sum of nine hundred 
pounds and put into the Treasury for y e paym* of the Sun- 
dry Debts now allow'd and due from the Province and other 
Contingencys and that His Honour the L* Gov r be desired 



202 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

to Issue out warr* 8 for y c paym 1 of what shall be now allow' d 
& unpaid. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Coneurr' d 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represen 1 Jan 7, 1725 
Voted That Cap 1 Sanburn be allowed and paid out of the 
Treasury thirty three Shillings in full for Grass hay <fcc for 
Cap 1 Walker's Troop. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

In The House of Represen* Jan 7, 1725 
There was brought to the Gen 1 Assembly and burnt the 
sum of nineteen pounds, fourteen Shillings [p. 393.] and 
Six pence (of y e £5384) by Col Hunking one of the Trus- 
tees for Exch a that mony, and the S' d Col Hunking is 
hereby discharged of the S' d Sum 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

Adjourn'd till tomorrow 10 a' Clock a : m : 



Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem. held at Portsm by 
ad jorum 1 Jan ry 8 th 1725-6. 
Present In Coun 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq 1 * L 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penliallow ) Shad a Walton 



Mark Hunking \ Esq ra Joth Odiorne j Esqr 

Geo. Jaffrey ) 
A Message to the board by Mess" Dennet and Atkinson 
w tb the following votes. 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 203 

In The House of Represent Jan 8 th 1725-6 
Voted That Benja Acreman be allowed & paid out of the 
publick Treasury the Sum of three pounds more than form- 
erly allowed him for this Present year not to be paid till y e 
year is up, and that for y e future he be allowed and paid 
out of y e Publick Treasury (after y e Present year) the Sum 
of ten pounds pr annum for his attenda on the Gov r Ooun 1 
and assembly. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represent Jan 8, 1725-6 
Yoted That M r Eleazer Russel Print all Acts that are 
made already and not printed & that are not Expired, that 
are made Since y e year 1721, & That he be allowed and 
paid out of the Publick Treasury y e Sum of 35s pr Sheet 
and so in proportion for a longer or Shorter print, and that 
he Supply each Town in the Province w th one and every 
member of y e Council and assem. w th one gratis. 

[p. 394.] And that the Clerk of the Council be directed 
to give him Copy's of the S' d Acts (and made this Ses- 
sions) for that end. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 

In Coun, Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represent Jan 8, 1725 
Yoted That there be paid out of the Publick Treasury 
for the head of every grown wolf thirty shillings besides 
what is already allow' d w ch will make the Sum of four 
pounds for every wolfs head kill'd as above. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 



204 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [172G. 

Iii The House of Represent Jan 8, 1725 

Voted That the Excise of this Province be farm'd to the 
highest bidder (that is a Suitable qualifyed person) for 
three years from the date hereof, and that the Person or 
Persons that farms it give Security for the Payment yearly. 
And That a Comitte of both houses be appointed to meet 
at y c Court house in Portsm on y e 19 th of this Instant Jan 17 
at ten of the Clock in the forenoon, to let out the same ; 
and that Publick notifications be set up in every Town in 
the Province to notify it accordingly, and that M r Eph a 
Dennet & Cap 4 Benj a Wentworth be a Committe of this 
house for that end. James JefTry Cler assem. 

In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurr'd and Geo: Jaffrey & Shad a Walton 
Esq rs appointed for the Service above. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

[p. 395.] Memorand. Several Votes being Pass'd for 
hearing and suspending y e hearing of Sandy beach & 
Greenland Petitions as on file. It was at last resolved 
That The hearing on the S d Petition Should be Suspended 
till y e Second day of y e next Spring Sessions, and that all 
Partys Concern'd Should be notifyed thereof <fc Served w th 
a Copy of the S cl Petitions respectively. 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Tibbits, Gillman, and 
Atkinson w th the following vote. 

In The house of Represen 1 Jan 17 8 th 1725-6. 

Whereas His Hon r the Lieu* Gov r hath had y e whole 
Goverm 1 as Commander in Chief Still Continued upon him 

Voted That His IIon r be presented with and paid out of 
the Publick Treasury the sum of one hund d and twenty 
pounds for his Extraordinary care <fc Service done in the 
Goverm* in this time of the warr. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurr'd. 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 205 

A Message to the house pr the Clerk to require their 
attend 8, at the board, The Speak r & house came up accord- 
ingly and the following Bills being read Sign'd & Seald in 
Presence of y e Gen 1 assem viz. 

An act granting to His Majesty an Excise on Several 
liquors & 

An Act for Striking and Emitting a further Sum of two 
thousand pounds Publick Bills of Credit & 500 £. 

His Hon r was pleased to prorogue the Gen 1 assem and 

accordingly y y were, 

Prorogued 

To Monday y e 11 th April 1726 



[p. 396.] Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
Prorogation April 11 th 1726. 
Present In Coun 
His Hon r Jn° Wentworth Esq 1 ' L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich* Wibird ) 

Geo : JafTrey \ Esq rs Tho 8 Westbrook [ Esq rB 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the house by the Clerk to require their at- 
tendance at the board the Speak r and house Came up ac- 
cordingly to whom His Hon r was pleased to make the fol- 
lowing Speech 

Gentle. 

Being sensible that at this Time of y e year yo r concerns at home 
do in a more particular manner require you there, and for that 
reason I have determin'd to make this session as Short as our pub- 
lick affairs will admit of. 

One design I had in calling you together was that we might ap- 
point Suitable Persons from both houses to Joyn the Mass a in rat- 
ifying and confirming the Peace at Casco bay in May next the 
Time that was fix'd on at our treaty with the Indians at Boston. 

L* Gov r Duramer Signifys to me That he rec d a letter from Loron 
a Principal Sagamore at Penobscot which is supposed to be wrote 
by the Jesuit dated y e 27 of March by which he finds the french are 
endeavouring to overthrow the Treaty we had at Boston, but this 
is no more than I Expected from the french, and I am persuaded 
that all their Measures will prove ineffectual. 



206 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

I would Urge it as a Matter of the last importance to this Prov- 
ince that we give directions to Our Agent to make the Closest ap- 
plication at y e Court of Great Brittain to obtain a Settlem* of the 
lines between the Two Provinces & It will be very much for Our 
honour and Interest to make a larger allowance for Our agent if 
we expect Success, for in Soliciting on all occasions it must be ex- 
pensive, and what has been hitherto allowed you can't reasonably 
think Sufficient to Carry on our busyness. 

[p. 397.] The Mass a are dayly incroaching on us a late Instance 
we have in Voting a Township should be Erected and Settled at 
Pennycook which will certainly be in the very bowels of this Prov- 
ince & will take in the most valuable of Our lands. 

I would therefore recommend this Matter to yo r mature Consid- 
eration and am persuaded that you will Consult Such measures 
that may be not onely Serviceable but for the Honour of His Maj- 
estys Province w ch I assure y° I shall cheerfully imbrace. 

I have lately represented this affair to the Lords Commissioners 
for Trade and Plantations & have transmitted the best & Exactest 
draught of this Province Merrimack river and the Scituation of 
Pennecook to their Lordships praying their favour in obtaining a 
Settlem* of the lines giving Instances wherein it highly Concerns 
y e Interest of y e Crown. 

It is with a Great Deal of Pleasure that I now tell you of His 
Majesty's Safe return to His Kingdome the Success of his Negoti- 
ations abroad y e firm & Strong alliances he has made for y e Secu- 
rity of y e Nation demands our thankful acknowledgm ts , and on this 
Occasion It is Our Duty to address His Majesty, I would recom- 
mend it to you that a Committee of both houses be Chosen and 
appointed for that end. That an address be drawn up and humbly 
presented to the King by Our agent. 

You will take Care that what bills of Credit are to be burnt to 
ashes at this Sessions by act of Gen 1 assem. must be Comply 'd with 
and that Proper care be taken for y e Calling in one thousand and 
Seventy Six pounds 16s bills of Credit for this Present year 1726, 
and if you can think of any thing that may be for the Interest of 
y e Crown and the Service of the Province I once more assure you 
that I am ready to do everything in my power. 

J. Wentworth. 

The Speak r desired a Copy of y e foregoing Speech & then 
he and the House withdrew to their own room. 

[p. 398.] Nath 1 Wear Esq appear'd at the board and 
Presented a Petition praying to have the Falls-Parish at 
Hampton made independant of the old Parish, w ch being 
read was pass'd upon by the Council and sent down for 
Concurrence by y° Clerk. 

A Message to the board by Mess" Downing & Dennet w th 
the Petitions of Nath 1 Wear Esq 10 as on file & a Yote there- 
on as follows. 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 207 

In Coun Aprill 11, 1726. 
Voted Upon reading the Petition of Nath 1 Wear Esq 
That the Selectmen of the first Parish of Hampton be 
Served forw th w th a Copy of S d Petition by the Petitioners & 
be notifyed that the hearing upon S' d Petition is appointed 
to be on thursday next at 10 a' Clock a : M : that they may 
Convene the S' d Parish to Chuse an agent or agents to ap- 
pear before the Gen 1 assembly at the S' d Time to Shew 
Cause if any they have why the prayer of the S' d Petition 
Should not be granted. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represent Eod die 
The S' d Petition was read and the vote thereon concurr'd 
with with this amendm* That Whereas in the S' d Yote for 
the first Parish to be notifyed to appear next thursday 
Voted That the Selectmen of the first Parish in Hampton 
be Served with a Copy of the Petition & to appear and 
Shew Cause (if any they have) why the Prayer of y e Peti- 
tion may not be granted the next Sitting of the General 
Assem. the Second day of their Sitting. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Head and Concurr'd w th the amendmen* 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 
A Message to the board by Cap* Downing & Cap* Gill- 
man w th the following votes 

In The House of Represent April 11, 1726 
Voted That M r Theo : atkinson & M r Eph a Dennet be a 
Committe of this house to joyn w th a Committe of y e upper 
house to tell over the Mony that is to be burnt at this Ses- 
sions of y e Gen 1 Assem. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

[p. 399.] In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurr'd and Rich d Wibird & Jotham Odiorne 
Esq 1 ' 3 appointed to Joyn in the Service above. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 



208 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

Iii The House of Represent April 11 th 1720 
Voted That W Theo : Atkinson & Cap* W m Fellows be 
a Committe of this house to joyn with a Committe of the 
upper house to draw up a Congratulatory address to His 
Most Gracious Majesty on his happy return to His King- 
dome of Great Brittain. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd and Geo : Jaffrey & Tho 3 Westbrook 
Esq rs appointed for the Service above. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 
Adjourn'd till tomorrow 10 a'Clock a: m: 



Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjourm* April 12, 1726. 
Present In Coun. 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow^i Rich d Wibird ^ 

Mark Hunking I v Tho s Westbrook I „ M 

Geo Jaffrey f^ sq Jn° Frost f Lsq 

Shad a Walton J Joth Odiorne J 

The Selectmen of London Deny Prefer'd a Petition to 
the board directed to y e Gen 1 assembly Praying to be Ex- 
cused from Sending a represen* to y e Gen 1 assem and Ex- 
empt from the Province Tax for the Present w ch being read 
and a Vote pass'd thereon for granting the Prayer thereof 
the Same was Sent down by Shad a Walton & Jn° Frost 
Esq rs . 

Joseph Lock and others were admited to the board to 
prosecute their Petition for a Parish at Sandy-beach, & the 
agents for Portsm Greenland Ilampt & N. Castle appeared 
also & where fully heard upon the S' 1 Petition. 

Adjourn'd till tomorrow 10 a'Clock a: M: 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 209 

[p. 400.] Pro N. Hamp re 

At a General Assem 1 held at Portsm 
by adjournm 1 April 13 th 1726. 
Present In Coun 
His Hon John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking \ Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey V Esq ra Tho s Westbrook ' Esq 5 " 9 
Shad a Walton ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
A Message to the board by Cap 1 Downing w th the Petition 
of the Selectmen of Lond Deny w th the vote of Council 
Thereon not pass'd upon by the house, and a Vote of the 
house for assessing Lond Derry 60 £ in y e present years 
Tax w ch was non concurr'd by y e board (nemine contradi- 
cente) & sent back by the Clerk. 

A Message to the House pr Geo : Jaffrey & Jn° Frost 
Esq 1-8 w th y e vote of Coun for granting the Prayer of Lond° 
Derry Petition further to be Considered. 

Adjourn' d till tomorrow 10 a' Clock a : m : 



Pro N. Hamp M 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjournm* April 14 : 1726. 
Present In Coun 
His Honour John Wentworth Ecc ,re L* Gov 1 ' 
Mark Hunking, ) Rich* Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffrey | Esq" Tho s Westbrook I Esq 1 * 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the house by Col° Westbrook and Cap* 
Odiorne with a bill for Cutting off an Intail made by Peter 
Coffin* Esq re dec d Pass'd to be Engrost. 

* Peter Coffin, Esq., died at Exeter March. 21, 1715. The Boston News-Letter, of 
March. 25th, 1715, says: "On Monday, the 21st current, died at Exeter, the honorable 
Peter Coffin, Esq., in the 86th year of his age, who was late judge of his Majesty's Su- 
periour Court of Judicature, and first member of his Majesty's Council of this Prov- 
ince, a gentleman very serviceable both in Church and State."— Ed. 

14 



210 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726, 

A Message to the board by Cap 1 Downing with the Said 
bill concurr'd with in the house. 

Adjourn' d till tomorrow 10 a 'Clock A : M : 



Pro N. Hanip" 

At a Gen 1 Assem. held at Portsm* 
by adjournm 1 April 15, 1726. 
Present in Coun. 
His Hon r Jn° Wentworth Esq" L 1 Gov 1 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq" Tho : Westbrook [ Esq™ 

Sha a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

[p. 401.] 

A Message to the house by Cap* Wibird with a Vote of 
Council for a Committe of audit which was return' d by 
M r Sanburn and is as follows. 

In Coun April 15 th 1726 
Yoted That George Jaffrey Esq" Mark Hunking Esq" 
and Rich d Wibird Esq re be of the Committee of audit from 
the board to examine the publick accounts to be brought 
under Consideration this Sessions, and to Continue Audi- 
tors for the year ensuing. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
In the House of Represen 1 Eod die. 
Read and Concurr'd and Andrew Wiggin Esq 1 ' 6 Cap 1 
Fellows and M r Atkinson appointed to be of the Commit- 
te of this house for y e Service above. 

James Jaffry Cler assem 

A Message to the board by Mess" Fellows & Dennet to 

Pray His Honour's favour in adjourning the Gen 1 assem 

till the Week after next w ch motion His Hon r promised to 

take und 1 consideration. 

A Message to the house by Geo Jaffrey & Rich r Wibird 
Esq" to recommend to their Consideration an allowance 
fur the Indians as a Present at the ratification. 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 211 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Downing and Sanburn 
with the following vote. 

In The House of Represent April 15, 1726 

The Trustees for Exchanging y e .£5384 of the old broken 
defaced bills of the old Impression Delivered to y e Gen 1 
assem 146 : 16 : 3 w ch was burnt to ashes, y e Same was 
D'fl by y e following persons (viz) 

[p. 402.] By Col Mark Hunking £12 : 19 : 6 

Col Peter Wear £82: 1: 

Rich d Wibird Esq re £39 : 5:3 

Col Jn° Plaisted £12: 10: 6 



£146: 16: 3 



Yoted That Each of the above Persons are discharged 
of the Sums as above carryed off against their names. 

James Jaffry Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the board by M r Atkinson and Cap* Gill- 
man with y e following votes. 

In the house of Represent April 14 th 1726. 

Yoted That three of the Members of the house wait 
upon His Hon r the L* Gov r to assist at y e ratification of the 
Peace with the Indians at Casco in behalf of this Province : 
and That M r Speak r Wear M r Theodore Atkinson and Maj r 
John Gillman are the Persons chosen out of this house for 
that Service. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 

In Coun April 15, 1726 
Read and Concurr'd and Geo : Jaffrey Esq re Shad a Wal- 
ton Esq re & Rich d Wibird Esq re are hereby appointed for y d 

Service above. 

Rich d Waldron Cler : Con. 



212 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

In The house of Represen 1 April 15 th 1726 
Voted That the Treas r Supply His Hon T y e L* Gov r and 
those Gentlemen appointed to wait on him to Casco to rat- 
ifie the Peace with the Indians with the Sum of twenty 
pounds to be Used at their Discretion as a Present for the 
Indians, and Further that he likewise [p. 403.] Supply His 
Hon r the Lieu 1 Gov r and those Gent n appointed to wait on 
him to Casco w th all Such necessarys as may be by them 
tlio't Convenient for their Stores. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun. Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
Adjourn'd till y e 26 th Ins* 



Pro N. Hamp ro 

At a Gen 1 assem. held at Portsm 
by adjournment Apr 1 26 th 1726. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey S Esq r3 Tho" Westbrook \ Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
A Message to the board by Mess 1 ' 8 Davis Tibbits and 
Fellows to acquaint His IIon r the L* Gov r & Council that 
there was two New Memb rs added to the house (viz) Cap* 
Paul Gerrish & M r Eben* Stevens whom they presented to 
be qualified by having the proper oaths administered to 
them which was done accordingly. 

Cap' Josh a Wingate being admited to the board pre- 
sented a Petition by way of Caveat to the granting Sandy- 
bench Petition w ch was rec d and Sent down to the house pr 
Col Westbrook. 

Adjourn'd till tomorrow 10 a'clock A. M. 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 213 

Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem. held at Portsm 
by adjournment April 27, 1726. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Bunking [ Esq r8 Rich d Wibird \ Esq" 

Geo : JafFrey ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
[p. 404.] A Message to the board by Col Davis and Cap* 
Gerrish with an answer to the L* Gov rs Speech as follows 

We thank your Honour for your care & concern for our private 
affairs at this busy time of the year in recommending to us that 
this Sessions may be but Short least our husbandry may Suffer 
thereby 

We shall proceed to the Choice of some Suitable Persons to at- 
tend Yo r Hon r to Casco bay or Elsewhere in conjunction with the 
Goverment of the Massachusets for the confirmation of the late 
treaty of Peace and likewise make Suitable provisions for y e Hon- 
ourable support of your Honour and those Gentlemen that Shall 
attend your Honour thither. 

We thank your Hon r for Communicating to us the Contents of 
Your letter from L* Gov 1- Dumraer relating to a letter from the 
Indians and We are of opinion with your Hon 1 " that the French are 
very busy at work to prevent the good Effects of the Peace lately 
agreed upon but hope all their Endeavours to that end will be 
blasted. 

As to the setting the lines between y e Goverm ts we shall take it 
under our Serious Consideration. 

We rejoice at His Maj tie9 Safe arrival to His Kingdom e again 
and heartily Joyn with Your Honour in a congratulatory address 
on His late wonderful preservation when in so imminent danger at 
Sea and for His wise and prudent alliances made for the Strength- 
ening our national Interest both abroad & at home. 

We shall take care that all Acts relating to publick Funds be 
punctually complyed with as much as lies in our power least y e 
Publick Faith Should suffer any Diminution. 

Peter Wear Speak 1 " 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Davis Tibbits and Ger- 
rish w th y e vote of Coun for making a new Town at Sandy 
beach non-concurr'd. 

Adjourn'd till Tomorrow 10 a'clock a : M : 



214 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

[p. 405.] Pro N. Hamp rc 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjor* April 28 th 1726. 
Present. 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffrey } Esq" Tho 8 Westbrook J Esq™ 
Shad a Walton ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
A Message to the board by Cap 1 Wiggin & M r Stevens 
with the following votes. 

In The house of Represen* 

Apr 1 28, 1726. 

Whereas there was a Vote of the Gen 1 assem May 28 th 

1720, That the Treasurer should pay twelve pounds pr 

annum out of the Town of Gosport Province rate, To the 

Town of New Castle, 

Voted That the S' d Twelve pounds [be] paid out of the 
Publick Treasury for the use of the Province. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun. Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd. 

Rich 3 Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represen* 
Apr 1 28 th 1726. 
Allowed Sam 1 French out of the Treasury eight pounds 
sixteen to discharge his ace* for cure of a Gunshot. 

Jam. Jeifry Cler assem 1 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd : 

Riclr 1 Waldron Cler Con. 

The following Persons omitted in Cap 1 Jn° Gillman's 
Muster Rol allowed as Set off ag st Their names (viz). 
Sam 1 Elkins 10 days <£-:14: 4 

Jn° Rawlins 7 days X -: 10: — 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 215 



Moses Norris 5 days £ -: 7 

Jon a Glidden 16 days £ 1: 2 

Jon a Mudget 15 days £ 1 : 1 

Josh. Norton 28 days £ 2 : - 



2 

10 

5 



5: 15: 9 
Eln a Dam 21 days 1: 10: - 

Apr 1 28, 1726 James Jeffry Cler assem 

[p. 406.] In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurred. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the board by Cap* Tibbits & Cap* Gerrish 
with the following votes 

In the House of Represent Apr 1 28, 1726 
Voted That The Records of Deeds for the Province of 
New Hamp re be constantly kept at some convenient house 
at the bank in Portsm and also — 

Yoted That Col Mark Hunking Esq re be the Recorder 
of Deeds for the Province of N. Hamp re for three years 
from y e 10 th day of May next. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represen 1 Apr 1 28 th 1726. 
Yoted That the Recorder of Deeds and Conveyances for 
this Province Shall take for recording Each Deed mortgage 
or Conveyance after the rate of one Shilling for each page 
of eight and twenty lines in each page & eight words in a 
line and Sixpence for his attestation, and no more on y e 
penalty by law provided. 

Jam JefFry Cler assem. 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurrd. 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 



216 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Davis & Wiggin with 
a Vote for repealing the old laws. 

Adjourn' d till tomorrow 
9 a clock a : M : 



Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjournm* Apr 1 29 th 1726 
Present 
His Hon r Jn° Wentworth Esq re L 1 Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey \ Esq 13 Tho 3 Westbrook [ Esq" 
Shad a Walton ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
[p. 407.] A Message to the House by Col° Walton & 
Cap 1 Frost with the vote of the House sent up yesterday for 
repealing the old laws non-concurr'd and a vote of Council 
for a Couimitte to supervise ye laws. 

A Message to the House by Mess 1 " 3 Jaffrey Westbrook & 
Frost with a vote for addressing His Majestie 
Adjourn' d till tomorrow 
9 a' clock a: m: 



Pro N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjournment April 30 th 1726 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ^ Tho s Westbrook S 

Mark Hunking l fi Jn« Frost U 

Geo : Jaifrey ( 1 Joth Odiorne f i 

Shad il Walton J Rich 3 Wibird J 

The Vote of Coun. sent down yesterday for an address 
to His Majestie ab l y e lines return'd non-concurr'd. 

A Message to the board by Mess" Wiggin & Sanburn with 
the following vote 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 217 

In The House of Represen 1 Apr 1 30 th 1726. 
Whereas His Hon r the Lieut Gov r hath had the whole 
Government as Command'r In Chief Still continued upon 
him Yoted That His Hon r be presented and paid out of 
the Publick Treasury w th y e Sum of one hundred pounds 
for His Extraordinary care and Service done. 

Jam. Jeffrey Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich" 5 Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Downing & Gerrish 
with the following vote. 

In The House of Represent Apr 1 30 th 1728 
Voted That the Plates for Impressing y e paper bills of 
this Province be D' d Col John Plaisted (from whome they 
were taken) for y e Safekeeping thereof, for y e use of y e 
Province. 

Jam Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred. 

Rich* Waldron Cler Con 
[p. 408.] Ordered 

That the Grand Committe for the fifteen thousand 
pounds immediately Set up notifications on the Publick 
meeting houses throughout this Province Requiring y e Per- 
sons that have taken any of that mony before the Fall 
Sessions to Comply with that act relating to that mony or 
otherwise y e law to be put in Execution against them, and 
that a Copy of this vote be set up with their notifications. 

Jam Jeffrey Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

The Petitioners for a Parish at Sandy-beach having ob- 
tain'd leave to bring in a bill, Presented one accordingly, 
w ch having had Its Several readings in Each house the same 



218 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

was Pass'd to be Enacted, and was Sign'd & Sealed accord- 
ingly. 
The title is 

" An Act for Settling and Establishing 
" Two Parishes In the Town of New Castle. 
Adjourned till y e 18 th of May next 



Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adjournment May 18 th 1726 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Mark Hunking [ Esq" Tho 8 Westbrook V Esq" 

Geo Jaffrey ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Adjourn' d Til tomorrow 10 a'clock A : M : 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem. held at Portsm 
by adjournm 1 May 19 th 1726. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq" L 1 Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow^ Rich d Wibird ^ 

Mark Hunking I F ra Tho 8 Westbrook I v „ 

Geo: Jaffrey (^ Jn° Frost p sq 

Shad a Walton J Joth Odiorne J 

[p. 409.] A Message to the board with y e following votes 
&c 

John Wentworth for Stores at the Fort £6 : 14 

John Peacock for cleaning and mending arms £9 : 9 
Benj a Rust for Sundry Expences <£9: 17 

Jon a Sanburn's Muster Rol for 10 men 3 days 

forProv 11 £1: 10: - 

Ditto's Muster Rol for 19 men 3 days for pro- 
visions £2 : 17 : - 
Ditto's Muster rol for 12 men 3 days as above £1 : 16 : - 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 219 

Dittos acc* &c a £3:6:- 

Mess rs Jaffrey & Dennet for farming y e Excise 

10 Each £1: — : - 

In The House of Represent May 19 th 1726. 
Yoted That the above acc t8 be allowed and paid out of 
the publick Treasury as y e Sums are carry' d off. 

Jam Jeffrey Cler Assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represent May 19 th 1726 
Allowed In Discharge of Edw d Halls Muster Rol £6 : 2 : 6. 

Jam Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

Adjourn'd till tomorrow 10 a Clock A. M: 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adj* May 20 th 1726. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L 1 Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Sam 1 Penhallow ) 

Geo : Jaffrey [ Esq rs Rich d Wibird \ Esq" 

Shad a Walton ) Tho s Westbrook ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
A Message to the Board by Mess rs Stevens & Sanburn 
with the following Yotes and allowances viz 

To Shad a Walton Esq Jn° Frost Esq re Jn° Gillman Esq re 
& M r Theo : Atkinson five pounds each for accompanying 
the L* Gov r to Boston on a Treaty w th y e Ind n9 
Pass'd In y e House of represen 1 May 19 th 1726. 

J. Jeffry Cler assem. 
[p. 410.] In Coun May 20 th 1726 

Read and Concurr'd R. Waldron Cler Con 



220 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

Allowed to the Gent n that were sent to Pennecook (1) and 
their attend 00 thirty-one pounds Seventeen Shillings & 
Eleven pence for their Time horse hire & Expences to he 
p d to M r Atkinson and by him to be disposed of according 
to the Vote on file. 

Past In the House 
May 20 th 1726 

J. Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun. Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
In The House of represen 1 Apr 1 30 th 1726 
Whereas the boundaries of this Province remain yet un- 
settled which is much to the damage of this His Maj tles 
Government Especially Inasmuch as the Government of 
the Mass a have lately disposed of and laid out Considera- 
ble Tracts of land which is reasonably Supposed to be far 
within the bounds of this Province, and are about granting 
more of the S d lands which is a very Great grievance — 

Voted That Instructions be drawn up & sent to M r Agent 
Newman to prosecute and Endeavour a Speedy settlement 
of the lines between this Goverment <fc that of the Mass 8 
both In length and breadth in a more Certain Manner than 
yet hath been done, and that M r Agent Newman have one 
hundred pound of this Mony Sent him to Enable him to 
prosecute the same and for other his good services, and that 
Cap 1 William Fellows & M r Theo: Atkinson be a Committe 
of this House to Joyn w th a Comitte of the upper House to 
draw up Instructions for the Said agent accordingly. 

J Jeffrey Cler assem. 
In Coun May 20 th 1726. 
Read and Concurr'd and Geo Jaffrey & Rich d Wibird 
Esq" appointed for y e Service above 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

(1) Seo Records of Council, p. 12, of this Vol. 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 221 

[p. 411.] Thomas Westbrook Esq re moved to^His Honour 
the Lieu* Gov r that he the S d Westbrook was Informed that 
he was postponed in the order of Council!™ his name mis- 
placed in the Council book and had not his Yote regularly 
at the Board contrary to His Maj ties Instructions and pray'd 
his Hon r to be referr'd to the S d Instructions to see whether 
It was so or not. Whereupon His Honour produced & ex- 
examin'd the S' d Instructions and declared that the S d 
Westbrooks name was not Entered In the Council book 
agreeable to the S d Instructions, but withall Inasmuch as 
the form of the Entry was by Gov r Shutes order, he should 
make no alteration til he heard whether Gov r Shute would 
return to this Goverment or not. 

Adjourn' d till tomorrow 9 a' Clock A : M : 



Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm 
by adj* May 21 st 1726. 
Present In Coun. 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ) Shad a Walton ) 

Mark Hunking | Esq rs Rich d Wibird | Esq rs 
Geo Jaffrey ) Tho 8 Westbrook ) 

Geo Jaffrey Presented to the Board the draught of an 
address to His Maj tle which was read and accepted and 
Sent down to the house by y e Clerk a Copy of which is on 
file. 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Tibbits and Atkinson 
with the following votes. 

In The House of represen* 

May 21 st 1726. 

Voted that there be Sign'd off of the two thousand 

pounds last Imprinted the Sum of eight pounds and put 

into the Treasury for the payment of the Sundry Debts 

now allowed & remaining due from the Province and other 



222 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

contingencies that may happen and that His Hon r the L* 
Gov r be desired to Issue out warrants for the payment of 
what is yet unpaid. 

J Jeffrey Cler assem. 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con. 

[p. 412.] Voted That His Hon r the Lieu 1 Gov r be desired 
to agree with five Suitable persons to Survey the land at y e 
head of Barrington and the pond of Winnipishoky to as- 
certain how three New Towns now petitioned for may be 
laid out, and that the Petitioners for those Towns pay the 
Charges Ja Jaffrey Cler assem. 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R Waldron Cler Con 

Ordered that the Consideration of building a Court 
House be Suspended til next Session 

A Message to the board by Mess rs Gerrish & Stevens w th 
a Vote for removing the Courts which was read and non- 
concured k sent back by the Clerk. 

A Message to the Board by Mess" Gerrish Atkinson and 
Stevens with the following votes. 

In The House of Represen 1 
May 21 st 1726. 

Voted That the Seventeen hundred and thirty pounds 
that is now in Several persons hands for which they have 
Given their Bonds be paid unto the Treasurer in Bills of 
Credit on this Province or if they shall desire to keep the 
several Sums of mony they now stand Indebted for that 
then they or any of them shall give Such further Security 
as shall be approved of by the Gen 1 assembly, and that the 
Interest now due on the Said bonds be ree'd by the Treas r 
at two and a half pr Cent pr annum and that the tenour 
of the Said bonds be at 2 & 1-2 pr C l pr aim for y e future. 

Jam. Jeffrey Cler assem. 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 228 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represent May 21 8t 1726. 
Whereas the Lieu* Gov r hath had the whole Goverment 
as Command 1 " In Chief still continued upon him, and been 
at Extraordinary Charges, Voted That there be paid out of 
the Publick Treasury as an additional present to what was 
last Given him the Sum of twenty five pounds. 

James Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod Die. 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

[p. 413.] In The House of Represent May 21 st 1726. 

Voted That M r Clerk Waldron be paid out of the Pub- 
lick Treasury the sum ol Seventy seven pounds ten Shill- 
ings for his Service and what was Short paid him last — 
and that M r Sher : Gambling be paid out of the Treasnry 
the Sum of fifteen pounds for his years service being in 
war time. 

Jam Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod Die 
Read and Concurred 

R. Waldron Cler Con. 

Upon a fresh application made by Col Westbruok to 
have his name rightly placed In the Council book &c a as 
by his Memorial on file, and Col Walton also representing 
at the same time that as it had appeared by the Instruc- 
tions that he also was postponed in y e order of Councill r8 
and praying he may be righted, It is ordered by His Hon r 
that the Consideration of the Said Motions be Suspended 
til next monday come sennet at which time It is likewise 
order'd that a full Council be Summoned. 

Prorogued till y e 8 th of October next 



224 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Coun held at y e Council Chamb r 
In Portsm June 30 th 1726 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L* Gov r 
Sam 1 Penhallow ^ Rich d Wibird ^ 

Mark Hunking I „ n Tho a Westbrook I -^ r9 

Geo : Jeffrey f ^ q Jn° Frost f ^ 

Shad a Walton J Joth Odiorne J 

Upon a rehearing of the Motions of Col Walton and 
Col Westbrook for being rightly placed in the order of 
Council 18 as Minuted the 20 th & 21 st Instant It is ordered 
that the Consideration thereof be further Suspended for 
the Space of Six months or til Gov r Shutes return. 
The Gen 1 assem was further 
Prorogued til y e 21 8t Novemb r 1726 



[p. 414.] Pro of N. Hamp" 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsmouth by Pro- 
rogation on tuesday y e 21 st Novemb r 1726 
Present. 
His Hon 1 John Wentworth Esq L* Gov 1 
Mark Hunking ) P. Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffrey [ Esq 1 " 3 A Macpheadris [ Esq ra 

Shad a Walton ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq ro 
Adjourned til tomorrow 10 a'Clock A : M: 



Met again Nov r 22 d 1726 
Present 
As Before 
The Committe appointed to write to M r Newman laid 
before the Board a letter from him w th y c Copy of a Memo- 
rial to His Majesty and a Copy of a letter to y e Plantation 
Board which were read and Sent down by y e Clerk 
Adjourned til tomorrow 10 a'Clock A : M : 



1726.] JOURNAL OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 225 

[From MS. Correspondence in Secretary's office, p. 53,] 

Middle Temple, 
20 th Aug. 1726, 
Dear Sr: 

This accompany s a Copy of my last of 29 th July, by Dr. Boyl- 
ston in Letherhead, and acknowledges the Rec* of y r favour of the 
9 th of March, since which I have received yo r letter of the 17 th of 
June signifying that you had wrote to me of the 12 th of April, 
which I don't find ever came to hand. 

In obedience to the order of the Committee of both Houses, I 
Immediately put in a memorial to the Board of trade, — copy of 
which is here inclosed, with my letter to the said Committee there- 
upon, to which I beg leave to refer you, and for other particulars 
therein mentioned, 

I have since obtained a Reference of my memorial to the King, 
*on the subject of the Lines, to the Lords Commission™ of Trade, 
and the same is now lodgM at the Board of Trade for a day to give 
Mr. Dummer and me the Hearing. 

How far M r Dummer may draw me into a contest about this 
matter must be left to time; I can only say that if the Province 
will support me, nothing shall be wanting on my part to defend 
their interests. 

I immediately waited on the D. of ISTew Castle with the address 
of the Province to his Majesty, but his grace being at his Country 
Seat at Claremont where he expects his Majesty, I was advised to 
delay presenting it, till his return. 

I beg leave to refer you for the rest to the print herewith sent, 
and assure you that I am, Dear Sr, 

Y 1 ' most humble servant, 

Henry jSTewman 
Lieut. Gov r Went worth. 

The Gov r (1) is well, being gone into Derbyshire to make my 
Ld. President a visit upon invitation. I told him you had wrcte 
several letters without receiving any answer: but he assured me 
lie had acknowledged them all, by letters, w ch I hope you have rec d 
ere this. 



Pro : N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm 
bjadj* Nov r 23 d 1726 
Present. 
His Hon T John Wentworth Esq U Gov r 
Mark Hun king ) 

Geo : Jaffrey S Esq rs A Macpheadris ) -p rs 

Rich* Wibird ? ) Rich* Wibird J Mq 

(1) Govr. Samuel Shute was at this time in England. 

15 



226 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726, 

A Message to the Board pr Mess" Redman & Tibbits to 
acquaint His Hon 1 that there was a New Member return'd 
to Serve for y e Parish of Rye & to pray he may be quali- 
fied w ch was done. 

A Message to the House w th the Instrument of Pacifica- 
tion Signed by y c Indians &c a . 

A Message to the Board by Cap* Gerrish & M r Jennis 
with the following Vote. 

In The House of Represen* 
9 bI 23 d 1726 
Voted That the Prayer of Hampton Falls Petition be 
granted so far (viz) That the South Parish of Hampton 
call'd the falls Parish be Impowered fully & Separately 
[p. 415.] by themselves to Make a rate on all Persons & Es- 
tates within Said Parish for the payment of their Minister's 
Salary at all times hereafter and be utterly free from hav- 
ing anything to do with the first Parish or y e first Parish 
In Hampton with them relating to the Minister's Salary. 

Ja Jeffrey Cler assem 
In Coun Eod Die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 
A Message to the House pr M r Jaffrey w th a Vote of the 
Gen 1 assembly of the Mass a for appointing Commissioners 
to Settle the Province lines <fcc a 

John Hobby Esq Presented a Memorial To the Board 
Praying the Gen 1 [assem.] to appoint a Committe to Com- 
pound with him for his claim on one half of the Province 
which was read and sent down. 

A Message to the Board by M r Tibbits with a Vote ap- 
pointing a Co inmitte to Number & Count over the Bills to 
be burnt this Sessions. 

The Gent" of the House for that Service are 

( Fellows 
Mess rs < Dennet 
f Atkinson 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 227 

of the Board 

Mess 18 ( Wibird 

< Macpheadris 
( Odiorne 
Adjourned til tomorrow 10 a'Clock a : m : 



Pro : N Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Ports- 
mouth by adj 1 Nov r 24 th 1726. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L 1 Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich 3 Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey \ Esq rs Arch d Macpheadris \ Esq rs 

Shad 8 Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

This day a Conference has held at the Council Chamber 
upon M r Hobby's Memorial which being over the House 
withdrew to their own apartment. 

Adj 1 til tomorrow 10 a'Clock a : M : 



[p. 416.] Pro: of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem. by adjournm* 
Nov 25 th 1726. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) A Macpheadris ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq rs Jn° Frost | Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Devereax Bacon Esq re appearing at the Board Presented 
His Majesties Letters Patent appointing him Naval officer 
and a Warr* to be Collector &c a To whom His Hon r caused 
the proper oaths to be administered. 

Adjourned til tomorrow 10 aClock a: m: 



223 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem. by adj 1 Nov 26 th 1726 
Present 
His Hon' John Wentworth Esq L* Gov 1 ' 
Mark Hunking ) R Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey | Esq rs A Macpheadris [ Esq™ 
Shad a Walton ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
The following Vote p r M r Downing 
Whereas there was delivered to the Assembly by the 
Trustees for Exchanging the five thousand three hundred 
Eighty four pounds of the Cypher bills and burnt in their 
Presence, 

By Rich 3 Wibird Esq re £77 : 3:6 

Col Plaisted £51: 15: 11-2 

Col Weare £55: 4:9 

G. Jaffrey Esq re £62: 6:6 

Col Hunking £20: 3: 6 



£266: 13: 41-2 
Voted That Each of the Persons above named be dis- 
charged of the Several Sums set off ag st their names 
9" r 27 : 1726 Jam Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurrd R. Waldron Cler Con 

Adjourn'd til tuesday 
the 29 th Instant. 



[p. 417.] Pro : of N. Hamp M 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj* on 
Tuesday y c 29 th Nov 1 1726. 
Present 
His Hon' John Wentworth Esq L* Gov 1 
Mark Bunking | T? n Shad 8 Walton | r ra 

Geo: Jaffrey j l ^ q Joth Odiorne ) *** 

adj 1 til tomorrow 10 a' clock a : M : 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 229 

Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem pr adj* Wednesday 

y e 30 th Nov r 1726. 

Present as Before 

also 



Arch d Macpheadris 
Jn° Frost 



Esq 1 ' 5 



By M r Dennet y e following Yote 
In The House of represen* 

The Memorial of John Hobby Esq having been Consid- 
ered in this House The House are of opinion y* the Laws 
of the Province are Sufficient to determine any controver- 
sie with respect to any title of land lying w th in the Same 
and It being unpresidented for this House to take any Cog- 
nisance where the Title of land is determinable by the 
Courts of Common law within this Province, Therefore 
Voted 

That the Said Memorial be dismist 
9 br 30 th 172 6. j am Jaffi-y Cler assem. 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurrd. 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 aClock a. m. 



Pro of N. Ham p. 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj* 
thursday Dec r 1 st 1726. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking J R. Wibird ) 

Geo : Jatfrey > Esq rs A Macpheadris > Esq 1 ' 8 
Shad a Walton ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
The following allowances Pass'd In the House and brot 
to the Board by Mess" Dennet & Sanburn 



230 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 



[p. 418.] 














Xo. 1. Stephen Greenleaf 










£bC): 17 


_ 


2. Dan 1 Moulton 










£30: — : 


5 


3. Dan 1 Moulton 










£ 1: 5 


4 


4. Rich* Perry 










£ 4: 10 


- 


5. Jn° Ayres 










£ 1: 12 


- 


6. Tho 8 Smith 










£— : 18 


8 


7. Jn° Went worth 










£ 3: 16 


8 


8. W m Diverre & Tho 8 


Noble 






£ 4: 2 


_ 


9. Jn° Robinson 










£28: 5 


4 


10. W m Fellows 










£ 2: 17 


3 


1 11. Jos Moulton 










£ 1: 16 


_ 


12. Jn° Peacock 










£ 2: 15 


: 6 


13. Jn° Roberts 










£ 1: 8 


4 


14. Jam Jeffry 










£ 2: 11 


(3 


15. Gent n Coun & assem 


. going East 






£80: — 


: _ 


Jn° Griffiths 










£—: 10 


; _ 


Sam 1 Waters 










£ 1: 9 


: 3 


Benj a Rust 










£ 6: 11 


: 8 


M r Pitch 










£ 8: — 


: _ 


Benj a akerman 










£ 5: — 


: - 


Jam Titcome 










£ 5: — 


: _ 


Cyp n Jeffry 










£ 3: — 


: - 


Jn° Wentworth 










£ 6: — 


: - 


Benj a Akerman 










£ 1: 5 


: - 






Nov 26 


& Dec r 


1 st 1726. 






Pass'd Jam: 


Jeffry Cler assem 




In 


Coun. 








r 


>ec r 


1 st 1726 








Read and Concurr'd 
















R. 


Waldron Cler Con. 





A Message to the Board by Mess 19 Dennet and Sanburn 
as follows 

Voted In the House Dec 1 st 1726 That We think it not 
proper to Chuse any Commissioners to Joyn w th Commis- 
sioners of y° Mass* to settle y e line the whole matter being 
submitted to His Most Gracious Majestie 

Jam Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the Board by Maj Gillman w th y e following 
allowances 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 231 

To James Jeffry as Cler assem from 9 br 1725 

to 19 th 9 br 1726 & for draughts of ye Prov. £15 : — : — 
To and w Wiggin Esq for money Expended on 

a Scout £ 1 : — : — 

To Cap* Walker for himself & Troop £11 : — : — 

Pass'd In the House Dec r 1 st 172G 

Jam : Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron 

By The Same Message an allowance To M r Eleaz 1 " Russei 

of His ace* being £7 : 14 : — 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 

R. Waldron Cler Con 
Adj d til tomorrow 10 aClock a : m. 



[p. 419.] Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjournm* on fryday Dec r 2 d 1726 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq ra A Macpheadris [ Esq rs 
Shad a Walton ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
A Message to the House pr Geo Jaffrey Esq w th a Vote 
of Council w ch was bro* back by and w Wiggin Esq re & is as 
follows 

Whereas the Inf r Court of Common pleas & Sup r Court 
of Judicature are always or for the most part retarded In 
their Sessions for want of Competent Jurors & a Sufficient 
number of them therefore Voted that a bill be prepared in 
addition to an act to return able & Sufficient Jurors as at 
large in the S d Vote & act on file. 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 aClock a : m : 



232 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

Pro : of N. Ramp* 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj' Saturday 
Dec 3 d 1726 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ^ R. Wibird ) 

Geo JafFrey > Esq™ A maepheadiis > Esq 1 ' 3 

Shad 1 Walton ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
A Message to the Board pr Mess 1 " 3 Atkinson & Tibbits 
with the following vote. 

In The House of Represen* Dee r 1, 1726 
Voted That there be Sign'd off of y 8 two thousand 
pounds last Imprinted the Sum of two hundred twenty- 
eight p ds <fe nine pence and also two hundred pounds of y e 
five hund a pounds last printed for exchanging the broken 
mony & also two hundred forty-two pounds nine Shillings 
and nine pence being blank Bills left of the late Impres- 
sions and for a fund for paying the sum of two hundred 
forty two p' ds nine Shillings and nine pence Voted that It 
be raised by a Tax on the Inhabitants of this Province to 
be paid in y c year 1737 and when bro* into the Treasury to 
be burnt to ashes In presence of the Gen 1 assem and the 
same to be paid in such Specie as the [p. 420.] Gen 1 as- 
sem. Shall agree upon and that an Act be drawn up accord- 
ingly Jam Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Dec r 3 d 1726. 
Read and Concurrd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

Adj d til Wednesday next 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 233 

Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem pr adj* Wednesday 

Dec r 7 th 1726 

Present 

His Hon r John Wentwortli Esq re U Gov r 

Mark Hunking ) A Macpheadris ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq 13 R Wibird [ Esq r3 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a Clock A M 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj 4 Dec r 8 th 

1726 being thursday. 

Present 

as Before 

also Jn° Frost Esq re 

This day George Jaffrey Esq was appointed Treasurer 

and receiv r General &c a of this Province with the advice of 

the Council and a Commission and bond was ordered to be 

prepared accordingly and notice was given to the House of 

the Same by Rich d Wibird & Jn° Frost Esq 1 * 

Adj d till tomorrow 9 th Instant 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj* Dec r 9 th 
1726 being Thursday [?] 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentwortli Esq U Gov 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffrey > Esq 1 ' 3 A macpheadris > Esq r3 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the Board by M r Tibbits as follows. 

In The House of represent Dec r 9 th 1726 
Voted that there be a bill of Exch a to the Value of fifty 
p' ds Sterling purchased and sent [p. 421.] M r agent New- 



234 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [172G. 

man For Carrying on the affair of the lines between this 
Province and the Province of the Mass a Government and 
that the Sum of one hundred and fifty p' ds be paid out of 
the Publick Treasury for purchasing S d bill of Exch a or 
what more it will purchase. 

Jam Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the board by Cap* Downing w th an allow- 
ance to Cap 1 John Knight of four Shillings apiece for him- 
self & thirty men und r his Command in Scouting in all 
£6: 4: 

Dec r 9 th 1726. Jam Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 aClock a : m : 



Pro of N. Hamp 






At a Gen 1 assem by adj* Saturday 
Dec r 10 th 1726. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L e Gov r 
Mark Bunking ) R. Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffrey > Esq 1 " 3 A Macpheadris | Esq r8 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Sanburn & Stevens 
w th the following Votes or allowances (Viz) 
To Sam 1 Weeks in full of his acc t3 £1:4:- 

To Sam 1 & Jn° Shackford in full £2 : 3 : - 

To Rich' 1 Ward £-9:9 

X br 1726 Jam Jeffrey Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurrd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 235 

By The Same Message the following Vote 
In The House of Represent 
Dec r 10 th 1726 
Yoted That the Same Committe that was appointed to 
write M r agent Newman be now again Desired to write 
him for his Service and pray his further Care relating to 
the lines and Stores w th what further direction they shall 
think most proper and present It to y e assembly next Sit- 
ting for approbation 

Jam Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurrd R. Waldron Cler Con 

adj d til Wednesday y e 14 th Inst 



[p. 422.] Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem pr adj* Wednes- 
day Dec r 14 tb 1726 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Geo JafTrey ) A Macpheadris ) -™ r3 

Shad a Walton \ Esq" Joth Odiorne J q 

R Wibird ) 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a' Clock a. m. 



Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj 4 Dec r 15, 1726. 

Present 

His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 

Geo Jaffrey ) A. Macpheadris ) F rs 

Shad a Walton I Esq r8 Joth Odiorne ] ^ sq 

R. Wibird ) 

In Coun. 
Order'd That Mess rs Weare Cate and Lunt be a Com- 
mitte to run y e line between Exeter & Chester as at large 
on file 

Adj* til tomorrow 10 aClock a m : 



236 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHTRE. [1726. 

Pro : of X. Hamp rc 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj 1 
frydayDec r 16 tu 1726. 
Present, 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re Lieu* Gov r 
Geo Jaffrey ) A. Macpheadris ) 

Shad a Walton [ Esq 13 Jn° Frost | Esq rB 

Rich d Wibird ) Joth Odiorne ) 

a Message to the Board by Mess rs Downing & Sanburn 
w th the following vote Voted That the Keep 1 of His Maj tieB 
Goal at Portsm have free liberty to sel ale beer & Cyder 
Excise free and that the S d Keep r pay Excise for all wines 
rum and other Spirits that he Sells as other Publick Houses 
do from Henceforward 

Dec r 16, 1726. Ja 8 Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

By The Same Message the following allowances viz 
To M r Atkinson In full of his ace 1 £13 : 13 

To Sam 1 Hart In full of his ace* X— : 16 

Dec r 16, 1726. James Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred 

R Waldron Cler Con 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a ; Clock a. m. 



[p. 423.] Pro : of N. Hamp 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj 1 Dec r 17 th 1726. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L 1 Gov r 
Geo Jaffrey ) A Macpheadris ) 

Shad" Walton J Esq r9 Jn° Frost | Esq rs 

R. Wibird ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the Board by Mess™ Gerrish & Sanburne 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 237 

viz Presented to the Gen 1 assera by Geo Jaffrey Esq from 
the Grand Committe two hundred & two pounds 3 : 3 
which was burnt In their presence being part of y e fifteen 
thous d pounds of w ch S d Sum of £202: 3: 3 y e S d Com- 
mitte are hereby discharged 

Dec 1 " 17, 1726. Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod Die. 
Read and Concurrd 

R. Waldron 

Presented to the General Assembly by the Exec r of Sam 1 
Penhallow Esq re late Treas r Dec d fifty two p ds ten Shillings 
and Eleven pence farthing being part of the three hundred 
pounds put into the Said Penhallows hands for Exch a the 
old broken bills & y e S d Exec r is discharg'd of so much 
namely £52: 10: 11: 1 

Dec r 17, 1726 Jam 6 Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

In the House Dec r 17, 1726. 
allowed the Post Mas tr Gen 1 £3: — : — 

J Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod Die 
Read and Concurrd 

R. Waldron Cler Con. 

A Message to the Board by Mess 1 ' 8 Atkinson & Sanburn 
with the following votes 

In The House of represen* Dec 1 ' 17 1726. 
Voted That there be Signed off of the mony now to be 
printed three hundred pounds and put into y e Treasury for 
y e paym 1 of what is now due from the Province 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler astern 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurrd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 



238 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

Iii The house of represen 1 Dec r 17 1726. 
Voted That Whereas there are Several Persons Deceased 
who were Indebted to this Province for Several Sums by 
bond (viz) [p. 421.] of the Seventeen hundred and thirty 
pounds. Voted That the Persons who have of that mony 
in their hands together w lh the heirs or exec rs of those who 
are deceased pay the Principal and Interest or give Suffi- 
cient security by Sufficient Bondsmen therefor, and that 
Col John Plaisted M r Eph. Dennet and Cap 1 William Fel- 
lows w th those the Council Shall appoint be a Committe to 
receive the same either the mony or New bonds and secu- 
rity as aforesaid, and also that the Treasurer Get In the 
Interest mony due from Kingston. 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun. Eod die. 
Read and Concurrd 

Rich d Waldron Cler : Con. 

In The House of Represen 1 Dec r 17, 1726. 
Voted That the Sheriff of this Province be paid out of 
the Publick Treasury for his care and Service in returning 
able and Sufficient Jurors for the Several Courts Seven 
pounds four Shillings pr annum the time to Commence the 
first of Jan iy next and to Continue for three years. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 

In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurrd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

In The house of Represent Dec r 17 th 1726 
Whereas His Hon r the Lieu* Gov r hath had the whole 
Groverm* as Command r In Chief Stil continued upon him 
and been at Extraordinary charge and trouble, 

Voted that there be paid him out of the Publick Treas- 
ury the Sum of one hund d & fifty pounds for his Said Ex- 
traordinary care <fc Charges. 

James Jeffry Cler assem. 



1726.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 239 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurrd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

In Coun Dec r 17 th 1726. 

Ordered that the Petitions of Hampton Dover Exeter 
Stratham and Newington be granted in Proportion as the 
land will hold out between Coulerain and the Western 
Bounds of the Province allowing for what has been hereto- 
fore granted to Col Allen's family New Castle & Greenland 
and that Charters be made out accordingly as soon as the 
quantity of y e land is discovered. 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

[p. 425.] A Message to the House by the Clerk to re- 
quire their attend* at the Council Board. The Speak r and 
House came up accordingly and the two Bills whose titles 
are as follow, 

An Act to Settle a Fund for the Sum of four hundred 
and forty two pounds nine Shillings & nine pence, and 

An Act In addition to an act Entituled an act to return 
able and Sufficient Jurors to Serve in the Several Courts of 
Justice and to regulate the Election of representatives to 
Serve in the Gen 1 assembly within this Province, 

Being Sign'd & Seal'd His Hon r was Pleased to Pro- 
rogue the Gen 1 assembly and accordingly they were 
Prorogued 
Til the first Tuesday In May 1727 



Pro of N. Hamp™ 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth 
by Prorogation Tuesday May 2 d 1727. 
Present 
His Hon 1 ' John Wentworth Esq Lieu* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) R. Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffrey > Esq 1 ' 3 A Macpheadris > Esq r8 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a' Clock a : m : 



240 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

Met according to adj 1 Wednesday May 3 (1 1727 
Present as Before 
A Message to the House by the Clerk to require their 
attend' 1 at the .Board, the Speak 1 and House came up ac- 
cordingly to whom His Hon r made a Speech as on file, of 
which the Speaker obtained a Copy and then he and the 
House w th drew to their own room. 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a Clock a : M : 



Governor's Speech, 3d May, 1727. 

[Copied from MS. Governor's Messages, in Secretary's office.] 

Gentlemen, 

Knowing that a long Session at this Season will not be agree- 
able, I shall not detaine you longer than is necessary to Despatch 
the business that may come before us. 

The Committe appointed to Examin the late Treasurer's Acco* 
I conclude have made preparation to lay them before us at the 
opening of the Session in order to have them fully adjusted. 

The State of her Majesties Fort William & Mary I have fre- 
quently laid before you. The war that our Nation is now Engaged 
in with Spaine &c. tho' it does not so nearly affect us, yet we cant 
Determin where it may end ; I would therefore recomend to you, 
That you make some Provision, at least Two hundred pounds for 
the repaireing the Wheels & Carriages of the Guns, and the Stone 
work which is allredy begun. 

Mr. Agent Kewman advises me that he hopes in a short time to 
give me a good ace' of the settle 1 "* of the lines, and that he has a 
faire prospect of obtaining Stores for the Fort; and Gov r Shute As- 
sures me that nothing shall be wanting in him to forward the affaire. 

It is highly necessary That an Act of General Assembly be 
made & fourthwith put in Execution obleiging all vessels to pay 
there powder money in powder only, and not in money, since the 
rise of gunpowder is so greate, for instead of a pound of Powder 
pr Tun it amounts to but half a pound pr Tun. 

There has not a pound of powder nor a shilling in money paide 
nor to pay since November last; neither is there one ship or ves- 
sell in the Port to pay, and unless y m make an Act to obleige the 
Sloops that use the River to pay powder money once in a season, 
which can't be tho't a hardship, it will lye verry heavy on the Gov- 
ernm 1 to supply his Majesties Fort upon any Emergent Ocation. 

[ recomend to you unanimity & good agreem', and make no 
doubt but you will take effectual care for the Honourable support 
of this His M ijrs'- vs (biwrnm 1 

J. Wentwokth. 
Province of X. EC unpshire. 
.May 3 d 1727. 

You will' remember calling in € 1<>7<>: 16: 0, for this pVent year 
1727, according to act of General xVssembly J. W. 






1727.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. - 241 

[p. 426.] Pro of N. Hamp 

At a General assembly Jby adj* 
thursday 4 tLl May, 1727 
Present, 
His Hon 1- John Wentwortli Esq V Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) R. Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey V Esq rs A. Macpheadris V Esq rs 
Shad a Walton } Jotli Odiorne ) 

A Message to the Board by Mess 1 ' 3 Gerrish and Gillman 
w th a Vote for a Coramitte to view the Fort & report what 
repairs are necessary which was concurrd with — the Gent n 
of the House are 

SPlaisted ( Jaffrey 

Wiggin of the Board Mess™ I Walton 
San burn ( Macpheadris 

A Message to the Board by Mess r8 Wiggin & Jennis w th 
the late Treas r Penhallows ace 1 Settled w th His Exec r as on 
file the Ball ce due to the Province being £115: 8:3: — 
Adj d til tomorrow 10 aClock a. m. 



Pro of N. Hamp 

At a Gen' asseni. pr adj* fry day May 5 th 1727. 
Present 
His Hon 1 " John Wentworth Esq re V Gov r 
Mark Himking ) R. Wibird J 

Geo: Jaffrey > Esq rs A. Macpheadris > Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Fellows & Jennis for 
new proportioning the Province Tax, paid the Committe 
appointed to project the Scheme are, of the House Mess rs 
Weare Gillman Wiggin Fellows Gerrish & Atkinson & of 
y e Board Mess 1 ' 8 Hunking Jaffrey Walton Wibird Macphea- 
dris, Odiorne. 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a'Clock a. m. 
1G 



242 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727, 

Pro N. Hamp M 

At a Gen 1 assem. by adj* Saturday May 6 th 1727. 
Present, 
His Hon 1 John Wentworth Esq r L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) R. Wibird ] 

Geo: Jaf'frey > Esq™ A Macpheadris > Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) J rn Odiorne ) 

A Message to the Board pr Mess 1 " 8 Fellows and Sanburn 
w th the following vote. 

In The House of Represcn 1 May 6, 1727. 
Voted That Cap 1 William Fellows, Cap 1 Paul Gerrish & 
M r Eph a Dennet be [p. 427] a Committe of this House to 
Joyn w th a Committe of the upper House to Examin M' 
Treas r Jaffrey's ace* 8 and make return to the General as- 
sembly. 

Jam 8 Jeffrey Cler assem. 

In Conn Eod die 

Read and Concurr'd and Rich d Wibird Arch d Macpbea- 
dris and Joth Odiorne Esq 18 appointed for the Service above, 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Gerrish & Atkinson 
with the following vote. 

In The House of Represen 1 May 6, 1727. 

Whereas t lie allowance for His Hon 1 ' the Lieu' Gov 1 ' and 
the Members of Council and assembly is not sufficient to 
defray the Charges necessary when they attend, Voted 
That His Hon 1 ' the Lieu* Gov r be allowed twelve Shillings 
pr day and Each Member of the Council eight Shillings pr 
day and Each Member of the assem Six Shillings pr day 
while they shall attend and Sit in the General assembly 
and to be p'd out of the Publick Treasury from time to 
time from and after the fust day of this Present Session, 
ami that a Certificate from the Clerk of this House of Every 
Members Service with the Members receipt thereon Shall 
bi3 a Sufficient wan 1 and voucher therefor to the Treasurer 



1727.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 243 

for the payment thereof. This to Continue for three years 
& no longer. 

Ja s Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eo d die 

Read and Concurred 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

Adj d til monday next 10 a'Clock aim: 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held pr adj* 
monday May 8 th 1727. 
Present. 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L 1 Gov r 
Mark flunking ) 

Geo : Jaffrey [ Esq rs R. Wibird ) Esq 1 ' 3 

Shad a Walton ) A M'pheadris \ 

A Message to the Board by Col Davis w th a Yote for a 
Committe to Number and Count over the Bills to be burnt 
this Session w ch was Concurrd w th 

( Cap* Fellows 
The Gent n of the House are ] M r Dennet 

( M 1 ' Atkinson 

( Wibird 
of the Board Mess 1 ' 3 < Macphreadris 
( Odiorne 
Adj' 1 til tomorrow 9 a'Clock a : m : 



[p. 428.] Pro of N. Hamp ie 

At a Gen 1 assem. pr adj 1 tuesday May 9 th 1727. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq U Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) R Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffrey > Esq rs A Macpheadris > Esq ra 
Shad a Walton ) J Odiorne ) 

adj d til tomorrow 10 a Clock a : M : 



244 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

Pro of N. Hamp re 

Met according to adj' Wednesday May 10 th 1727 
Present 
as Before. 
Ordered that David Cargil Cyprian Jeffry Sam 1 Tod, 
Sam 1 Sherburne and John Wingate be a Committe to renew 
or pei ambulate the line between Earrington and Rochester 
and also the head line of rochester and that they make re- 
turn of their doings therein upon oath as soon as possible 
and that the Charge be born by the Proprietors of Barring- 
ton Rochester the Batchelours & Coulerain in Equal parts 
or proportion 

R. Waldron Cler Con. 

A Message to the Board by Col° Davis w th the following 
report & vote. 

Pursuant to Vote of Gen 1 assem. of May 4 th Ins 1 appoint- 
ing us a Committe for proportioning the Province rate of 
the Several Towns Parishes and Districts within this Prov- 
ince, We having considered the same are of opinion that 
in order to a more equal ascertaining the S d Proportion that 
there lie an Act of General Assembly requiring Every Town 
and District within the Province to bring into the General 
assembly at their Session in May next the number of ratable 
polls oxen Cows horses and Swine houses and lands Im- 
proved in Each Town and a valuation of the Income of the 
Trade w n, in Each Town and that the Polls & Estates be 
assess'd according to the following Estimate. 

Polls 1«> years old & upw d 100 d Income upon trade l d 
upon y' p' d The Trade to be sworn to If Complaint be 
made. 

Offices l d upon the p ,d of their Income, Ditto on houses 
& lands Improved at y rs Income deemed to be y e Value at 
l d on y e p' d Every ox 4 y rs old at £4:— Cow at 3 y rs old 
£2:10 Horse Ditto £4 : — Swine 1 y r old £ — : 16. 
[p. 429.] Sheep free for Encouragement 



1727.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 245 

Indian and Negro Slaves ad valorem from 16 to 40 years 
of age all which is humbly Submited, pr 

Peter Weare Mark flunking 

J ii° Gillman Geo : Jaffrey 

W. Fellows R Wibird 

Theo : Atkinson A Macpheadris 

In The house of represent May 10 th 1727 
Voted the above return be accepted w th this amendment 
(viz) That the Single poll be rated at 60 d Listed of 100 d 
and that Each Town Parish and precinct within this Prov- 
ince be new proportioned every three years. 

Jam Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

Adj d til tomorrow 9 a'Clock a: m: 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj* thursday May 11 th 1727 
Present 
His Hon 1 ' John Wentworth Esq L* Gov 1- 
Mark Hunking ) R. Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq 1 ' 8 A Macpheadris \ Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a'Clock a. m. 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

Met according to adj* fry day May 12 th 1727 
Present 
Adj 1 til tomorrow 9 a Clock a. m. 



246 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj* 
Saturday May 13 lh 1727 
Present 
As Before. 
The Committe appointed to Count over the mony to be 
burnt this Session reported the Several Sums they had re- 
ceived and from whom as follow 
[p. 430.] From M r Treas r Jai'frey of the 

Tax mony £984: 17: 10 

of Ditto w ch he rec d of Treas r Penhallow's 

Exee r £ 26: 2: 6 



£1011: _: 4 
From The Grand Committe of y e £15,000 

pr y e hand of M r Jaffrey £88 : 14 : 7 1-2 

From y e Committe for Exch a old bills as follows 

(Viz) From Col Weare £56: 17: 

Col° Hunking £15: 6 

Geo: JafTrey Esq re £97: 1 

Rich 3 Wibird Esq re £29: 5 

Col°Plaisted £12: 19: 



211: 8: 6 
May 13 th 1727 

The foregoing report accepted by both houses and y e 
Committe and persons are hereby discharged of y e Sum 
before mention 6 - as respectively paid. The whole of the S a 
Sums being Consumed to ashes. 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 
R. Waldron Cler Con 
A Message to the Board by Mess rs Stevens & Jennis w th 
a Vote That the Town of Lond Deny be taxed this year 
for the Province Tax the Sum of forty pounds and that the 
Treasurer Issue out his warr ts accordingly. 

Ja 8 Je(fry Cler assem 
May 13 th 1727. 



1727.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 247 

In Conn Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

Adj d til Wednesday next 10 a'Clock a. m. 

Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj* 
Wednesday May 16, 1727 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L* Gov 1 
Mark Hunking ) A M'pheadris ] 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq rs Jn° Frost [ Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

R. Wibird Esq 
A Message to the Board pr Mess rs Dennet & Sanbnrn w th 
a Vote That the Carriages and Wheels at y e fort be repair' d 
by him or them that will do it cheapest and [p. 431] that 
Col Plaisted w th one of the Council be a Committee to let 
it out and that the Stone work be deferrd for the Present 
May 17, 1727 Jam 8 Jeffrey Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd. 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

Adjorn'd til tomorrow 10 a'Clock a. M. 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly by adjournal' 
thursday May 18 th 1727. 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re U Gov r 
Mark Hunking } Rich d Wibird J 

Geo : Jaffrey \ Esq rs A M'pheadris > Esq re 

Shad a Walton ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq 
A Message to the Board with a Vote to Discharge Maj r 
Gillman (of the Cypher alias Bills to Exch a old Broken 
Bills) of y e Sum of £46 : 12 : 3 

May 18, 1727 James Jeffry Cler assem 



248 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1727. 



Iii Coun Eoclem die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the Board by M r Sanburn with a Vote for 
preparing an xVet for a more Effectual Supply of the Fort 
w ,h powder which was prepared as at large may be seen by 
the tenour of the Said Bill. 

A Message to the Board by M r Atkinson & Jennis w th the 
following allowances 

ToBenj a Rust £—: 13 

Benj a Akerman 10 : — 

Steph" Greenleaf 1: 10 

Cap* Hen: Sherburn 3: 1 
Rich d Waldron Cler 75 : — 
Jn° Newmarch 3 : 7 

Benj a Rust 16 : — 

Sam 1 & Jn° Shackford — : 17 
May 1 8 th 1727. Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con. 
Adj d til tomorrow 10 a' Clock a. m. 



Pro of N. Hamp 1 






At a Gen 1 assem by adj' 
fryday May 19 th 1727. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq rc L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) R. Wibird } 

Geo : Jaffrey > Esq rs A Mcpheadris > Esq 16 

Shad a Walton ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq r 
[p. 432.] A Message to the Board pr M r Dennet w 111 a Vote 
for Signing nine hundred pounds of the mony last Imprint- 
ed and putting it into the Treasury for the paym* of the 
allowances made by the General Assembly. 



May 10 th 1727 



Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 



1727.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 249 

Iii Coun 1 Eod die 

Read and Concurred. 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Fellows & Stevens w th 
a Vote That M r Treasu r Jaffrey receive from the Exec r of 
the late M r Treas r Penhallow the Ballance of his acc t3 and 
also two hund d forty Seven pounds 9s 3-4 niony that was 
put into the hands of the Said late Treasurer for Exch a old 
Bills 

May 19 th 1727 Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the House by the Cler w th a Vote w ch was 
concurrd with & is as follows 

In Coun May 19 lh 1727. 

Voted That Geo Jaffrey and Rich d Wibird Esq™ be a 
Comitte from the Board to Joyn \v m Such as may be Chosen 
by the House to thank M r Agent Newman In behalf of the 
General Assembly for his favour and Service hitherto done 
for this Province and to answer his late letters and give 
him any further Instructions & directions that may be ne- 
cessary relating to the Settlement of the Province line and 
further to desire him to make all possible remonstrance ag st 
having any recommend a or direction Sent to this Govermen* 
to Settle a Salary on a Command 1- in Chief if any such de- 
sign Should be on foot. This Province being ever cramp'd 
by the Ind n war being all frontier, and yet ever cheerfull in 
Making an Hon ble allowance for the Support of His Maj tie8 
Goverment here even much beyond Its capacity and the 
Same good Inclinations & loyal disposition Stil Continuing 
In all His Maj ties Dutifull Subjects here, and that the Treas 1 ' 
be directed to procure a bill of Exch a of fifty pounds Ster- 
ling for the S'd agent to enable to pass thro the further 
busyness of this Province. 

R. Waldron Cler Con 



250 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[172; 



[p. 438.] In The House of Represen* 

The above Vote read and Concurr'd and Cap 1 W m Fel- 
lows and M r Atkinson appointed of the Comitte of this 
House to Joyn w lh y e Gent" above for } re ends aforesaid. 

r rheo Atkinson Cler pro Temp 
Adj d til tomorrow 10 a'Clock a. m. 



Pro: X. Ilarnp' 6 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj f 
Saturday May 20 th 1727. 
Present 
His Hon r Jolm Wentworth Esq re U Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) R. Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey > Esq 1-8 A Macpheadris > Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq re 
A Message to the Board by Mess rs Fellows & Jennis w tt 
y e following allowances (Viz) 
To Benj a Rust 

Benj a Gambling Esq rc 
Sam 1 Sherburn, Smith 
Jn° Cut 
Jn° Griffiths 

Pass'd in the House 
May 20 th 1727. 

Jam 3 Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Wiggin <t Gil man w th 
a Vote for preparing a Bill for Striking two thous* 1 pounds 
\v (h was Concurr'd w ,h and a Bill order'd to be prepar'd 
forth wi,h . 

A Message to the House by the Cler. w th a Vote for a 



£ 6 


4 


9 


<£15 


— 


- 


£ 2 


18 


3 


£— 


10 


- 


£ 1 


5 


_ 



1727.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 251 

Committe to prepare for Gov r Shutes reception w ch was 
Concurr'd. The Gent" appointed by the Board are 

Mess™ \ Jaffrey - f ,, „ M „ ( Fellows 

Mess I & Wibird & 0t Uie il0USe MeSS | & Atkinson 

A Message to the House by the Cler w th a Yote appoint- 
ing M r Atkinson receiver of y e powd r Duty w ch was Con- 
currd with. 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Stevens & Jennis with 
the following Yote 

[p. 434.] Voted In the House of Represent 
May 20 th 1727 
Whereas His Hon r the Lieu* Gov r hath had the whole 
Goverment Stil Continued upon him as Command 1 " In Chief 
Voted That he be presented with & paid out of the Treas- 
ury the Sum of one hundred pounds as Command 1- In Chief 
and for his Extraordinary Services done the good people 
and Inhabitants of this Province that he be presented w th 
and paid out of the treasury the Sum of forty pounds more. 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the Board by M r Fellows w th M r Treas r 
Jaffrys Gen. ace 4 Curr* w th the auditors report & represen* 
vote of allowance thereon Except the articles of Commis- 
sion for receiving & paying mony w ch vote was concurr'd 
w th . 

The House of Represent being sent for attended at the 
Board when & where the Bills whose titles are as follows. 

(Viz) 1 An Act for Impressing two thousand pounds 
bills of Credit on the Province of New Hamp™ 

An Act for the Supplying more Effectually Fort William 
& Mary with Powder. 

Being Sign'd & Seald in their Presence The Gen 1 assem 



252 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [I] 

Prorogued 
til tuesday 20 th June 

Next. 

Further Prorogued til 

20 th July next 



Pro : of N. Hamp 

At a Special Session of the Gen 1 assem 
on tuesday 27: June 1727. 
Present. 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re 17 Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich a Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq re A Mcpheadris [ Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the House by the Clerk to require their at- 
tend-' 1 at the Coun Board, the Speaker and House came up 
accordingly. 

[p. 485.] Then His Hon r acquainted them of the occa- 
sion of his calling them together (viz) That the Lieu* Gov r 
of the Mass a was going Eastward to treat w tb Two Tribes 
of Indians that were not Included in y e pacification made 
at Falm last year and that he esteem'd it of the last Con- 
sequence for this Goverment to Joyn in the affair. Then 
the Speak r and House w th drew. 

A Message to the Board by Mess 1-9 Tibbits and Sanburn, 
with a Vote that Josiah Ned a Cape Indian and Souldier in 
the pay of this Goverment in y e Canada Expedition have 
the Gun deliver'd him that was then Given him. 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 
June 27, 1727. 

In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurr'd Rich 11 Waldron Cler Con 

By The same Message a Vote desiring His Hon 1- to Com- 

missionate one or More Meet Persons to Joyn w th the Mass* 

In behalf of this Governr* In treating w 11 ' y e Indians <fcc a 



1727.] 



JOURNAL OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 253 



w ch was return'd by Geo Jaffrey & R. Wibird Esq 1 ' 8 to be 
reconsidered. 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a'Clock a. m. 



Pro of N. Hamp re 



At a Gen 1 assem by adj* Wednesday 



Present. 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Bunking } R. Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey > Esq 1 ' 3 A Mcpbeadris > Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Wiggin Dennet Ste- 
vens and Sanbum with the following votes. 

In The House of represent June 28 th 1727. 
Voted That It is our advice that His Hon r take two of 
y e Coun. and one of this House as shall be by them ap- 
pointed w th him to Casco Bay or Elsewhere to ratifie and 
make any Peace he Shall think fit and that the Treasurers 
Supply him with what mony or necessarys he Shall think 
fit for that affair and that he make a present to y e Ind n8 of 
ab* £25 and that His Hon r be desired to be as frugal as 
may be Oonsistant w th the Hon r of the Goverment in this 
affair. Jam s Jeffry Cler assem. 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

[p. 43G.] M r Atkinson was appointed by the House and 
Mess rs Jaffrey Walton and Wibird by the Board to wait on 
His Hon 1 ' Eastw' 1 . 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 
R. Waldron Cler Con. 
In The House of Represent June 28, 1727 
Voted That There be two hundred pounds of the money 
In the Committes hands Sign'd off and put into the Treas- 



254 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

ury for defraying the present charges in going to Casco to 
meet the Indians. 

Jam 3 Jeffrey Cler : assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred 

R. Waldron Cler Con 
Prorogation 
Continued til 20 ,h July 
Next. 



Further Prorogued til 

20 th August Next 

Further til 30 th August Instant, 



Of the Treaty at Casco, 1727. 

"Prov, of New Hanpshire. 

" Tuesday, June the 27th, 1727. The House met by an especial 
order from the Liu't Gov'r, &c. 

A message from the Board that it was his Hon'rs pleasure 3 r t the 
house attend him at the Board. The House went up, and the Liu't 
Governor made a speech which was: yt he had rec'd a letter from 
Liu't Gov'r Dumer that came from the three Indian tribes that had 
not come into the former peace made with the Penobscot Tribe: 
and that he intended to meet them ye 10th July at Falmouth and 
desired his company: a copy of the Letter and Mr. Dinner's Letter 
was sent down. 

Eod'm die. In the House of representatives. 

The question being put whether this Goverment shall send to 
ratine the Peace with those three tribes that hath now sent and 
are waiting at Tirionet, it passed in the affirmative. 

Voted, that this Province send to Casco to ratify the peace with 
the three Tribes of Indians now on Kennebeck river in the man- 
ner as don with the Penobscut.' , 

Wednesday, June the 28th. In the House of Representatives. 
"Voted, that his Hon'r the Liu't Governor be desired to commis- 
sionate one pson or more, as his hon'r shall think convenient, to 
goe to Casco to treat with the Indians there, with power to ratine 
the Peace already made with the Penobscut tribe and to make 
peace with any other Tribe with whom we are al warr. 

Eod'm die. A message was sent down with the above voat by 
Geo Jaffrey, Esq'r to be reconsidered." 

u An addition to the Governor's Speech was sent down, viz. 

"Gent. The vote you sent up desiring me to appoint Comiss'rs 



1727.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 255 

to represent this Goverment for the makeing peace with the three 
Tribes now waiting at the Eastward for our answer, I can by no 
means adhere to: It being inconsistent with the hon'r of this his 
Maj'ties Goverm't so to do; therefore I advise you to reconsider 
your vote: We have now an op'tunity to make an hon'hle and 
lasting peace with those Indians that have so oiften laid wast our 
dwelling places and cruelly murdered many of our friends and 
neighbors: which I think cannot be forgotten by us: more especi- 
ally you that live on our frontiers. It lies entirely with you Gent. 
of the house of Eepresent. this Board being all of opinion that it's 
highly reasonable and necessary that wee imbrace the season. Let 
us prefer ye peace, quiet, good settlement of our country and lives 
of our friends before money; for I find there the matter sticks. 

J. WENTWORTH." 

"Eod'ni die. In the House of Kepresentatives. 

Voted, that it is our advice that his Hon'r take two of the Coun- 
cill and one of the House (as shall be by them appointed) with him 
to Casco Bay or elsewhere; there to ratify and make any peace he 
shall think fit: and that the Treasurer supply him with what money 
or necessaries he shall think fit for that affaire, and that he make a 
present to Indians of 201. and that his Hon'r be desired to be as 
frugall as may be consistent with the hon'r of the Goverm't in this 
affaire. 

Eod'm die. A message from the Board p. Geo. Jaffrey, Esq'r 
that the above vote was approved off: only that the psent to the 
Indians of 201. was too little: In the House it was amended and 
made about 251. and sent up by the same messenger. 

Voted, that Mr. Theo. Atkinson be appointed from this House 
to goe with his Hon'r the Li'ut Governor to Casco or elsewhere to 
ratify and make peace with the Indians. 

Eod'm die. A message from the Board yt ye above voates was 
concur'd and yt Sha. Walton, Geo. Jaffrey and K. Wibird, Esqr's 
were appointed at ye Board. 

Eod'm die. In the House. 

Voted, that there be two hundred pounds of the money in the 
Committees hands now signd off and put into the Treasury for the 
defraying the psent charges in going to Casco to meet the Indians. 

A messa. from the Board p. Sha. Walton, arm. and the Clerk 
that the above voat was concurd with." 

Assembly Records* 



Indian Articles of Peace, July 25, 1727. 

[From the original on Parchment.] 

By the Parties to these Articles. 

The following Article is unanimously and reciprocally agreed 
upon for the more effectually preserving The Peace, that if any 
Hostility shall be Committed or olfred to be committed by any 
Indians on any of the English subjects, The Tribes who have en- 
tred into and Ratified the Peace Shall furnish and Supply nifty 



2jG PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

n 3 with a Captain of their own and the English Two hundred 
and (i i\- and So in Proportion. A Greater or Lesser Number as 
I ' • • ;ion shall Require. The forces to be paid and subsisted by 
English, and under ye Conduct of such a General Officer as the 
English Governour may judge proper — to pursue such refractory 
Indians, Either by Sea or Land and Compell them to live peace* 
ably with their Neighbours. And if any Other Tribes of Indians 
shall make Warr upon any of the Tribes now Entred into the 
Peace, In Such Case the English shall assist Them at their own 
Cost and Charge withe the Like Proportion of men as maybe 
\ ■ sary. 

D r )^N"E at the Conference at Casco bay, This Twenty-fifth Day 
of July in the Thirteenth Year of the Reigne of Our Sovereigns! 
Lord King George Annoq. Domini 1727. 

J. WEXTWORTH. 
X i till Paine. Jer. Moulton 

Thomas Berry Richard Bourne 

John Quincy Stephen Minot 

Samuel Willard Job Lewis 

Joseph White John Smith 

Stepn. Eastwicke Tho. Smith 

Joseph Bane Joseph Heath 

John Alden Henry Phillips 

Peter Weare Jno. Fitch 

Amos [illegible] Cyprian Jeffry 

Johnson Harmon Sam. Jordan 

Edward Shove John Gyles 

Arresagontacook. 

Accomowet x his mark [l. s.] Saroom x for Amresscoggin [l. s.] 
Bauguaret x Nathaniel [l. s.] Joseph x xadewwando: son 

nia [l. 8,1 

Scaunwass [l. s.] Muguaandook x [l. s/ 

Paucaunumba x met: [l. s.] Sabatists x [l. s/ 

Waweenock. 

Wassylssonon x bonett his mark [l. s.] Namayeen x [l. s.] 
Sawerramett x [l. s.] Moxus x of Neridgwook [l. s.] 

Wawoora x of Xeridgwock [l. s.] Neridgwook x [l. s.] 

John x Hegon [l. S»] Moress x [l. s.] 

Erremaumett x Penobscut [l. s.] [l. s.] 

Xcrldgicooh 

Saossack x 2d Chieff [l. s.] Kaugus x cauwel alias 

Capt. John [l. s.] 
Conuwass x [l. s.] Madocawando x [l. S.] 

Ogexando x [l. s.] Edauweno x [l. s.] 

Erremenissa x Jim. Elegonston [l. s.] 



1727*] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 257 



Penohscut. 






Bauterramew x Secretary [l-. 


s.] Transwacksuce x 








Juds Soroustou 


[l. 


S.] 


Augusteen x [l. s.] 


Adawaukenht x 


[L. 


s.] 


Victor x [l. s.| 


Acteon x 


o. 


s.] 


XJmbrooses x [l. s.] 


Toman x 


(L. 


s.] 


Pauterramett x [l. s.] 


Wammo x wett 


[3C. 


s.] 


Espegueret x [l. s.] 


Saguaroora x Loron 


'[L. 


s.] 


Squadook x alias Luce [l. S.] 


Cezar x Moxus 


(L. 


s.] 


Ayere x mett [l. S.] 


Joseph x 


[L. 


s.] 


Stonesseress x [l. s.] 


Pequesserss x Swan 


[L. 


s.] 


Transsuack x Savern [l. s.] 


Henquid x [l. s.] Arexes x [l. 


s.] 



The within written Articles Stipulated and agreed on, as within 
mentioned, by the within named delegates, (Viz.) Saguaram, alias 
Loron, Arexes,, Francois Xavier and Maganumber, being distinctly 
read over and faithfully interpreted to us yesterday at a Public 
Conference, and by us well understood and having fully and ma- 
turely considered the same, We underwritten, (Viz.) Moxus chieff 
Sachem and Sagamore of the ISTeridgwock Tribe and Soossauck, 2d 
•chieff of said Tribe, Together with the underwritten Chieffs and 
•others of the said Tribe, for ourselves and in behalf of the Other 
'Tribes, Auyammuet Captain and Counsellour of the Arresagonta- 
<cook Tribe, in his Brother's absence, together with the underwrit- 
ten Chieffs and others of the said Tribe, for ourselves and in behalf 
of the other tribes, JSTemmagen and Watzarraboonett, Captains and 
Counseilours Two of the Chieffs of the Wawenock Tribes delegated 
by them Accompanied by Awemmonett the Chief Sachem's Son, 
together with the underwritten Chiefs others of the said Tribe for 
ourselves and in behalf of the other Tribes. 

Do by these presents in a Publick and solemn manner, (The Pe- 
nobscut Tribe being present) for our several Tribes Respectively 
Approve Consent to and Ratine all and singular the said Articles; 
and all and each of them to all intents and purposes shall be and 
abide good, valid and binding upon us and our heirs and successors 
respectively for ever. 

Done at Falmouth, in Casco bay this Twenty-first day of July in 
the Thirteenth year of ye reigne of our Rightfull Sovereign King 
George, Annoq. Domini one thousand seven hundred and twenty 
seven, 

Woicenach Tribe* 

Wooftsaurraboonet x his mark (i,. s,) Waherramet x his 

mark (l. s.) 
Nemadgeen x his mark (l. s.) Paleppamet x his mark (l. s.) 
Sauwarramett x his mark (l. s.) Quinooise x his mark (l. s.) 
17 



258 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727, 

A rre8agontacook Tribe. 

Auyomuwct x his mark (l. s.) Parresongok x his mark (l. s.) 
Lorin x his mark (l. s.) Backpaunurabauraett x his mark (l. s.) 
Saubabizt x his mark (l. s.) Stzabaucaum x his mark ( l. 8.1 

Magauwondoeek x (l. s.) Bcaunwoss nise (l. s.) 

Squaduke x (l. 8.) Bauguaharet x Nathaniel (l. 8.) 

Sauroom x (l. s.) Erremanessek x (l. s.) 

Showasseea x (l. s.) Praussoway x (l. s.) 

Sussack x Son of Beauando (l. 8.) 

Neridgwock. 

Moxus x Chieff (l. s.) Soopausuck x 2d Chieff (l. s.) 

Nagiscoig x alias Capt. John (l. s.) Suequantoemoug x (l. s.) 
Pnm x son to Tenamaugus (l. s.) "Wawoorha x (l. s.) 

Edauwena x (l. s.) Madoekawando x (l. s.) 

Mendowet x (l. s.) Wawwheret x (l. s.) 

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us— - 
Stepn. Estwicke John Quincy 

Edw. Shove Job Lewis 

Jer. Moulton John Smith 

Jno. Pitch Cyprian Jeffry 

Stephen Minot Joseph Heath 

Wm. Brattle Steph. Greenleaf 

Thomas Berry Peter Weare 

John Pitts John Gyles 

Theodore Atkinson, Cler. Con. 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem by prorog 3 
August 30 th 1727 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re U Gov' 
Mark II unking ) R. Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffrey > Esq" A Macpheadris > Esq" 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the House by the Cler Con w th a Vote for 
an Address of Condolence & Congratulation to His Maj l,e 
King George 2 d & for a Committe to draught the Same viz 
Mess 1 ' 8 Jaffrey and Wibird from the Board. 

Aug 81 30 th 1727 R. Waldron Cler Con 

Eod die 
Ooncurrd and Mess" Fellows and Atkinson appointed by 

the House for the Service above. 

J 8 Jeffry Cler assem 



1727.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 259 

The Coniiiiitte Prepared and presented a Draught of an 
address w ch was accepted a Copy whereof is on file 

A Message to the Board by And w Wiggin Esq rc w th a 
Yote That Benj a Follet keep a publick House In his dwell- 
ing house in Streatham for one year. 

Aug st 30 th 1727. J 3 Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 

Concurrd. R. Waldron Cler Con. 

[p. 437.] A Message to the Board w th a Yote That M r 
Treas r receive from Maj r Gilman and M r Atkinson the Sum 
they rec d for the old Prison. 

Ja s Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurr'd R. Waldron Cler Con 

Prorogued til 

14 Nov 1 1727. 



Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem by Prorogation 
tuesday 9 br 14: 1727. 
Present, 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) R. Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq 1 " 5 Jn° Frost [ Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Prorogued 
til 21 st Instant. 



Pro of X. Hamp r 

At a Gen 1 assem. by Prorog* 
tuesday 21 st Xov r 1727. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L l Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) v Shad a Walton } F „ 

Geo Jaffrey j ^ q Rich d Wibird j mq 

A Message to the House to require their attendance ai 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[172^ 



the Council Board The Speaker and House came up accord- 
ingly and Then His Hon 1 ' was Pleased to Dissolve the Gen- 
eral assem. and accordingly they were 

Dissolved. 



In Conn. 
Ordered That The Clerk forth wth Prepare a Precept In 
the name of His Maj tie King George the Second for calling 
a New assem to meet and Sit on Wednesday the thirteenth 
day of Dec r next at Portsm & So de die in diem <fcc 



[p. 438.] Pro N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth on Wednes- 
day Dec r 13 th being the first Session 1727 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Geo Jaffrey ) A Mc pheadris ) 

Shad a Walton [ Esq re Jn° Frost | Esq rs 

Rich d Wibird ) Joth Odiorne ) 

The High Sherriff made return of the Precept directed 
to him for calling a New assem w th the Names of the Per- 
sons Elected & Deputed to Serve in the Said assem En- 
dorsed on the Said Precept which are as follow 
Cap* Geo Walker ) 
M r Eph a Den net [ for Portsm 
Benj a Gambling ) 

Cap 1 Josh* Wingate ) TT 

M< Jn° Sanburnl j Ham P ton 

Nath 1 Weare Esq 10 Hampton Falls. 

Sam 1 Thing Esq" | ,, . 
W Bart* Thing \ ^ XCtei 

Cap 1 Sam 1 Tibbits ) 

Cap 1 Paul Gerrish | Dover 

M r Jn° Smith ) 

M r Thco Atkinson ) XT « ,, a ^ 
. lr T> - , (1 , • } N. Castle & live 
JVr ivicli Jennis \ 



1727.] JOURNAL OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 261 

Cap 1 Ji\° Knight, Newington 
Cap* And w Wiggin, Streath 11 
M r Eben Stevens, Kingst 
Jam. McKeen Esq re Lond Deny 
Mess 1 ' 3 Jaffrey Frost & Oler Con were sent down to ad- 
minister the oaths required by Act of Parliament to be 
taken by the persons above mention'd to qualifie them for 
acting as an assembly which was done accordingly and they 
were directed to proceed to the Choice of a Speak r . 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Atkinson & Sanburne 
to acquaint His Hon r that the House had chosen Nath 1 
Weare Esq re for their Speak r which His Hon 1- was pleased 
to approve. 

A Message to the House by the Cler : to require their 
attend a at the Board. The Speak r and House came up ac- 
cordingly. Then His Hon r made a Speech of which The 
Speak r obtained a Copy & He and the House withdrew, the 
Speech is as follows. 

[p. 439.] Gentn. 

You are all Sensible that this assembly is call'd by the Precept 
of His Most sacred Majestie King G-eorge the second the Gentle 
administration of whose Goverm* we hope to partake of in this 
part of His Dominions, 

And as this Province has on all occasions distinguished them- 
selves in their loyalty and obedience So I persuade myself you 
will now take all opportunities and Esteem it your duty to encour- 
age obedience to His Majestie instil Principles of unfeign'd loyalty 
and affection to His Person and to His Illustrious Family in Par- 
ticular and to His Goverment in General in the Several Towns you 
respectively represent. 

You will at all times Chearfully receive His royal Commands 
and w th equal Pleasure enter on y e Execution of them which will 
Farther reccommend you to His Maj ties most gracious favour and 
protection. 

The Publick Concerns you will give the needfull dispatches to 
and the making suitable Provision for the support of this His 
Maj tLes Goverm* with what I have before recommended will fully 
answer my Expectations of you and deserve my hearty thanks. 

By lett rs from England I have the Confirmation of His Excel- 
lency W m Burnet Esq re being appointed by His Majestie Gov r of 
this His Maj tLes Province of New Hamp re &c a He is a Gent n of 
known worth and has Justly obtahrd a universal regard from all 
that had y e Hon 1- to be und r his Goverment and will make us a 



262 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

happy People when he arrives here if we .are not wanting in pay- 
ing that respect which his Charicter So Justly deserves. 

J. Wentworth. 
Adj d til Tomorrow 10 aClock A. M. 



Pro : of N. IIamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm 
by adj* Dec r 14, 1727. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L< Gov r 
Geo Jaffrey ) A M c pheadris ) 

Shad a Walton \ Esq™ Jn° Frost [ Esq" 

R. Wibird ) Joth Odiorne ) 

[p. 440.] A Message to the House w th a Vote of Coun 
for a Committe to prepare a bill for aii additional Clause to 
y e Act ab* Marriages births and burials Sent back non- 
concured. 

A Message to the House by the Cler w th the Petition of 
Edw d Hall and others praying for a Parish in the North 
part of Exeter for the reasons Set forth and a Vote of Coun 
thereon w ch was return' d pr Mess rs Jennis & Sanburn Con- 
curr'd w th the Petition is on file and the vote as follows. 
In Coun Dec r 14 th 1727. 
Voted That the prayer of the Petition be Granted and 
that the Petitioners have liberty to bring in a bill accord- 
ingly and that the name of the Parish be Newinark* 

R. Waldron Cler Con 
In The House of Represen 4 
Eod die 
Read and Concurred. 

J Jeffry Cler assem. 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a'clock a.m. 



1727.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 263 

Pro : of N. Hamp" 

At a Gen 1 assem by aclj t fry day 

Dec r 15 th 1727. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re 1/ Gov r 
Geo Jaffrey ) A Macpheadris ) 

Shad a Walton [ Esq rs Jn° Frost V Esq 1 ' 3 

R. Wibird ) Jotli Odiorne ) 

A Message, to the Board pr Mess rs Wiggin Walker and 
Dennet with a vote for a triennial Choice, of assem men To 
which his Hon r answered by Mess rs Jaffrey and that the S d 
Vote Should be Considered tomorrow. 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a'clock a. m. 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly by adj* 
Saturday Dec r 16 th 1727. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re U Gov 1 ' 
Geo Jaffrey ) A Macpheadris ) 

Shad a Walton > Esq re Jn° Frost [ Esq rs 

Rich d Wibird ) Joth Odiorne ) 

[p. 441.] A Message to the House by Mess rs Jaffrey & 
Frost w th the Vote of the House Sent up yesterday for a 
triennial choice of assem men and to acquaint them that 
the Lieut Gov 1 ' was disposed to gratifie them in regard to 
that matter so far as he might with Safety and to desire 
them to consider how he might oblige them since there was 
an act to that purpose already pass'd w th a Saving Clause 
and Sent home for the royal approbation. 

Adj d til tuesday next at noon. 



264 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727* 

Pro X. Iiamp rc 

At a Gen 1 asfem by adj 4 

tuesday Dec r 19 th 1727. 

Present 
His Hon 1 ' John Wentworth Esq re & Gov* 
GeoJaffrey ) Jn° Frost ) 

Rich' 1 Wibird [ Esq ,; » Joth Odiorne [ Esq rs 

A Maopheadris ) Sha Walton ) 

A Message to the Board by M r Atkinson to. desire to be 
lnforni'd what M r agent Newman had done in regard to the 
triennial act Sent home for y e Royal allowance His Hon r 
answered that he would Examine His lett™ and give the 
House an answer tomorrow. 

By The Same Message the representatives answ r to the 
U Gov" Speech as follows — 

May It Please Yor Honr 

You was Pleased to remind ns that this assem. is Calld by the 
Precept of his Most Sacred Majesty King George the Second, and 
have also Commended this Province for their former Loyalty and 
obedience and that you recommend the same principally to us. AYe 
desire to return to Almighty God the Praises due to his Xame by 
whom It is that Kings reign that he hath been pleased so gra- 
ciously to Bless y c English ]STation and protestant Interest as to Set 
a Prince of Such royal Endowm ts as King George the Second is 
upon the British Throne, And we take great Pleasure in Assuring 
ourselves that we by the Good providence of God shall be sharers 
in So great a blessing as to be under the Goverment of so noble a 
Prince and Shall at all times manifest our lo} r alty and obedience, to 
his royal Comands as good Subjects and Depend upon being pro- 
tected by him. 

[p. 442.] As for the affairs of this Sessions we Shall make all 
the Dispatches the Concerns thereof Mill admit of, as for the Sup- 
port of the Goverment of this Province we have always Exerted 
ourselves to the utmost of our ability and considering the Extream 
Scarcity of mony and the many difficulty^ we labour und r we hope 
we Shall retain our former Character. 

Your Hon 1 ' was pleased to Inform us That His Excellency Wil- 
liam Burnet Esq™ is Expected to be our Governour, and if by the 
Providence of God he shall arrive here w th a Commission to be 
Governour We Shall pay him all regards due to a Command' In 
chief. Xath 1 Weare Speak r 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a' Clock a. m. 



1727.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 265 

Pro of N. Hamp 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj 1 Wednesday 

Dec 1 ' 20 th 1727 

Present 

His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L* Gov r 



Geo Jaffrey ) Arch Macpheadris 

Shad a Walton [ Esq rs Joth Odiorne 
Rich d Wibird \ 



Esq 1 ' 



A Message to the Board in writing pr Mess rs Sanburn and 
Thing being the opinion of the House in relation to the 
Passing an Act for a triennial Choice of assem men w ch 
was returned pr Mess rs Jaffrey and Wibird for further con- 
sideration who were directed to Signilie to the House that 
the Board would also Consider further of their desire. 
Adj d til tomorrow 10 a 1 Clock a. m. 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj* 
thursday Dec 1 " 21 st 1727. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L f Gov 1 ' 
Geo Jaffrey ) A Macpheadris ) 

Shad a Walton [ Esq rs Jn° Frost [ Esq 13 

R. Wibird ) Joth Odiorne \ 

A Message to the Board w th a Vote of the House rccon- 
sidered-and Corrected In relation to a triennial Choice of 
assembly men w ch is as follows 

[p. 443.] Whereas It is the universal and Earnest de- 
sire of His Majes 1ks good Subjects within This Province to 
have a triennial choice of assem men which is in itself 
most reasonable and not onely consonant to the use and 
Custom of Great Britain but in Effect a comply ance w th 
His late Maj tics royal Mind who has in Express words by 
Gov r Shutes Commission Comanded that the laws Statues 
and ordinances of this Province be not repugnant to but as 
near as may be to the laws and Statues of the Kingdom of 



2GG PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

Great Britain Whereby the Constitution and Statues of the 
S' 1 Kingdom no Parliament can continue and be longer than 
three years Therefore — Voted That there be an act drawn up 
that no asseni or lower house of represent of this Province 
whatsoever shall have any Continuance longer than for 
three years onely at the furthest to be accounted from the 
day on which by the writ they are appointed to meet : and 
that this assembly shall cease on the thirteenth day of Dec r 
lToO unless the Command 1 " In Chief for the time being 
think fit to Dissolve it sooner and that there Shall be fifteen 
days at least between the date of the writ for Electing 
them and the day of their being chosen and that y e Notifi- 
cations for calling the meetings for the Several Choices in 
Each respective Town and precinct that a representative is 
to be chosen in Stand up two Publick days at least before 
the day of Election of Such represent unless it be upon 
Extraordinary Emergencies. 

Dec 1 ' 15, 1727. James Jeffry Cler Asseni. 

In Coun Eod die 

The above vote and the Sundry Messages relating thereto 
having been duly considered Voted a Concurrence there wth 
and Geo Jaffrey Shad a Walton and Jn° Frost Esq 1 ' 5 appointed 
to prepare the Bill according. 

Pass'd Nemine Contradicente 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

In The House Eod die 
Mess 1 ' 8 Gambling Wiggin <fc Dennet appointed for the 
Service above. 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler asseni 

Adj' 1 till tomorrow 10 a'Clock a. m. 



1727.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 267 

[p. 444.] Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly at Portsm by 
adjournment fry day Dec r 22 d 1727 
Present 
His Hon r Jn° Wentworth Esq re Lieut Gov r 
Geo Jaffrey Shad a Walton, Rich d Wibird, Arch d Mac- 
pheadris, John Frost, Joth Odiorne Esq rs 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Tibbits and Thing w th 
a Vote ab* Marriages births and burials which was rejected 
& sent back 

A Message to the Board by M r M c Keen with the follow- 
ing Yote (Entered in to morrows minutes.) 

Adjourn' d til tomorrow 10 a' Clock a. m. 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem. held at Portsm by 
adjournment Saturday Dec 1 " 23 d 1727. 
Present. 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L 4 Gov 1 ' 
Geo Jaffrey ) A M c pheadris ) 

Shad a Walton [ Esq ra Jn° Frost | Esq rs 

Eich d Wibird ) Joth Odiorne ) 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Winget & Knight with 
the following Vote. 

In The House of Represen* 
Dec r 22 d 1727. 
Voted That Benj a Gambling Esq and M r Eph a Dennet for 
the Town of Portsm" Sam 1 Thing Esq and M r Barth w Thing 
for the Town of Exeter, M r Speaker Weare and Cap* Josh a 
Winget for the Town of Hampton be a Committe from this 
House to joyn with Such as Shall be appointed by the upper 
House to go to the Trustees that are in Each of the re- 
spective Towns abovesaid that had part of the five thousand 
three hundred and Eighty four pounds new bills for Ex- 
changing the old Cypher bills, and Examine what has been 
brot into the assembly and burnt, and to see and tell over 



268 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

what they and eacli of them have in their hands and make 
return to the assembly as soon as conveniently [p. 445.] 
they can and also that the Plates that are in the hands of 
Col John Plaisted he now put into the hands of Benj* 
Gambling Esq. and that the Said Gambling and Dennet 
are hereby directed to take said Plates. 

Jam Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Dec r 23 d 
Read and Concurr'd and the Examination of the Trust- 
ees as above left to the Gent 11 above mentioned. 

R. Waldron Cler Con 
James M c Keen Esq re brot up the following Yote 
In The House of Represen* 
Dec r 23 d 1731-[27?] 
Ordered upon the Motion of James M c Keen Esq and 
Considering the Infancy of the Town of London Deny Pro- 
vided they keep two Schools for writing and reading in 
Said Town that they be Exempted from the Penaltys in 
the laws of this Province relating to Gramar Schools for 
one year now next ensuing and to Commence from their 
annual meeting in March next and all Courts that have au- 
thority in that affair are to take notice of this order and 
conform according to it. Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eodem die 
Read and Concurr'd with this amendment namely that 
the Town of London Deny be Exempt two years instead of 
one and that the Said Town be obliged to maintain two 
writing and Reading Schools at least in the mean time. 

R Waldron Cler Con 
In the House of Represen* Eod die. 
Read and Concurr'd with the amend men* 

Jam Jeffry Cler assem. 
Adjourned 
Til tuesday the second January 
next At noon. 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 2o9 

[p. 446.] Pro N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth 
by adj* Tuesday Jan ry 2 d 1727. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq 1/ Gov r 
Mark Flunking ] John Frost ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq" Joth Odiorne [ Esq rs 

Ricli^ Wibird ) A Mepheadris ) 

Adjourn'd til tomorrow 10 a' Clock a. m. 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a General Assembly held at Portsmouth by 
adjournm* Wednesday Jan ry 3 d 1727-8. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L 1 Gov r 
Mark Hanking ) Rich d Wibird } 

Geo Jaffrey V Esq" Arch d M c pheadris \ Esq ra 
Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Jn° Frost Esq 
A Message to the Board by Mess rs Dennet & Sanburn 
with a Vote of the House for repealing several Clauses in 
Several laws relating to appeals to the Govcrnour and Coun- 
cil which was read and non Concurr'd nemine Contradi- 
cente, and sent down by Geo Jaffrey and Shadrach Walton 
Esq rs together with the Governours Instructions & orders 
to read one paragraph of the same relating to the Court of 
appeals. 

Adj a til tomorrow 10 a 1 Clock A. M. 



270 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

Pro : N. Hamp TC 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm 
by adjournments Thursday Jan ry 4 th 
1727, 8. 
Present, 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Plunking ) Rich' 1 Wibird ^ 

Geo : Jaffrey > Esq" A M c pheadris ^ v rs 

Shad a Walton ) Jn° Frost ( ^ sq 

Joth Odiorne J 
A Message to the House by M r Frost w th a Vote for Sur- 
veying Winnipishoky Pond & y e fresh rivers &c a 
Adj d til tomorrow 10 a Clock a. m. 



[p. 447.] Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm by 
adjournment fryday Jan ry 5 th 1727, 8 
Present, 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L l Gov r 
Mark Hunking \ Rich d Wibird \ 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq rs Arch d Macpheadris [ Esq r9 
Shad a Walton ) John Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne Esq 
A Message to the Board by M r Atkinson with the Vote 
of Council Sent down yesterday relating to Winnipishoky 
Pond nonconcurr'd And by Cap* Winget the following 
Vote, 

In The House of Represen* Jan ry 5 th , 1727, 8 
Voted that Andrew Wiggin Esq and Mr Theo re Atkinson 
be a Comitte of this House to Joyn with a Committe of 
the upper house to Examine the accounts bro't in this Ses- 
sion and make report thereon to the assein for approba- 
tion. 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 271 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd and Cap 1 Wibird and Cap 1 M c phea- 
dris appointed for the Service above. 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 aClock a. m. 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsmo by 
adj* Saturday Jan ry 6 th , 1727, 8 
Present, 
His Hon 1- John Wentworth Esq 1/ Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) A M c pheadris ) 

Geo : Jaffrey [ Esq ra John Frost \ Esq™ 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Adj d til Monday next 10 a' Clock a. m. 



Pro of N Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem by adj* at Portsm 
Monday Jan iy 8 th 1727, 8 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq U Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) A M c pheadris ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq™ John Frost [ Esq r8 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 aClock a. m. 



[p. 448.] Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm ( 
by adjournment tuesday Jan ry 9 U 
1728, 9 
Present, 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Arch d M c pheadris \ 

Geo Jaffrey V Esq rs Jn° Frost [ Esq™ 

Shad a Walton \ Joth Odiorne i 



272 PROVINCE OP NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [172%, 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Wiggin & Atkinson 
with a Vote for a new regulation of the Court of appeals 
upon which M r Jaffrcy and Cap 1 Odiorne were sent down 
to acquaint them His Hon r was much Surprised at the 
Vote since he had Communicated Instructions to them on 
that head. 

His Hon 1 was pleased to declare that Whereas Henry 
Sherburne Esq had been heretofore recommended home in 
order for His Majestys Mandamus to be of the Council in 
this Province, and Sundry Members of the Council being 
at this Juncture absent and Indisposed whereby the busy- 
ness of the Present Session may be impeded for want of a 
quorum of Councill™ Therefore he resolved that the Said 
Henry Sherburne Esq be desired to give his attend* at the 
Board in order to be admitted a Member of the Council 
who came and having taken the proper oaths His Hon 1 di- 
rected him to take his place accordingly. 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a'Clock a. m. 



Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Portsm 
by adj 1 Wednesday Jan r >' 10 th 1727, 8 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov 1 ' 
Geo Jaffrey \ Mark Hunking ) 

Shad 8 Walton [ Esq s Arch' 1 M c pheadris [ Esq* 
Jn° Frost ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Henry Sherburne Esq 
A Message to the Board by Mess rs Gambling & Wiggin 
to pray the Council to reconsider the vote of the House for 
regulating the Court of appeals w cb was non Concurr'd 
yesterday. 

[p. 449.] A Message to the House by Col° Walton A 
Cap' Odiorne to acquaint them t lie Council would Consider of 
the regulating the Court of appeals next Spring Session. 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 273 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Atkinson and Knight 
with a Vote relating to the Court of appeals and for an 
agent Whereupon Mess rs Jaffrey and Frost were sent down 
to tell the House their Vote was a Scandalous libel, and to 
propose to them to recall & reconsider it. 

A Message to the Board by Mess 1 ' 3 Tibbits & Stevens 
with a Vote for immediately printing the Votes of Gen 1 
assembly this Session which was read and Non Concurr'd 
and sent down by the Clerk. 

Adjournd til tomorrow 10 a' Clock a. m. 



Pro: of N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Portsm 
by adjornm* thursday Jan ry 11 th 1727, 8 
Present, 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq V- Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Arch d M c pheadris ) 

Geo : Jaffrey S Esq" John Frost > Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Henry Sherburne, Esq 
A Message to the House by Mess rs Jaffrey and Frost w th 
a Vote of Council in reply to the Vote the House sent up 
yesterday relating to an agent. 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Wiggin and Tibbits 
with an answer of the House To the Vote of Council sent 
down to day in Vindication of the House from the reflec- 
tions in the Councils Vote. 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a'Clock a. m. 
18 



274 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

Pro : of N. Hamp 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm 
by adjornm 1 fry day Jan ' 12 th 1727. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) A Macpheadris ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq r8 Joth Odiorne > Esq" 

Shad Walton ) Hen. Sherburne ) 

[p. 450.] A Message to the board pr Mess rs Stevens and 
Dennet with a Vote for repealing the Powder Act which 
was re turn' d by the Clerk non Concurr'd. 

Adjourn'd till tomorrow 10 a' Clock a. m. 



Pro : of N. Hamp rc 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth 
by adj* Saturday January 13, 1727, 8 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq re L* Gov r 
Geo Jaffrey ) ™ A. M c pheadris ) 

Shad a Walton ) " bsq Joth Odiorne [ Esq" 

Hen. Sherburne ) 
A Message to the House by Geo Jaffrey Shad a Walton 
and Joth Odiorne Esq r to adjourn them til 
Tuesday y e 23 d Instant. 



Pro : of N. Hamp re • 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth 
by adjornnr* Tuesday January 23, 1727, 8 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lieut Governor 
Mark Hunking ) A M c pheadris ) 

Geo Jail'rey " V Esq rs Joth Odiorne \ Esq" 
Shad a Walton ) Hen. Sherburne ) 

A Message to the Board by Mess" M c Keen and Cap* 
Knight to acquaint His Hon r that Cap 1 Paul Gerrish who 



1728.] JOURNAL OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 275 

was return'd to Serve as represent for Dover was now come 
to the House, and that the Speaker prayd he might be 
qualified. 

A Message to the House by Mr Jaffrey Mr Odiorne and 
the Cler : to adm r the Oaths to the S d Capt Gerrish w ch was 

done. 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 aClock a. m. 



Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth 
by adjournm* Wednesday Jan. 24 th 1727, 8 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lieu* Gov 1- 
Mark Hunking ) p Shad a Walton I v 

Geo. Jaffrey j ^ sq Jn° Frost j ^ sq 

A Macpheadris ) 
Joth Odiorne [ Esq rs 
H. Sherburne ) 
[p. 451.] A Message to the Board from the House to 
pray a Conference upon the Subject matter of repealing the 
riotous act and regulating the Court of appeal. 

k Message to the House by John Frost Esq to acquaint 
them that the Council Consented to and were ready for 
the Conference they proposed whereupon the Speaker and 
House attended at the Board and the two points above 
mention' d being fully discussed they withdrew to their own 
Chamber 

In Coun, 
Ordered That the Clerk Issue a Warrant ag st Benj a Rust 
To answer before The L* Gov r and Council for Sundry In- 
direct reflections upon them &c a The Same was done & 
The Said Rust brot before the Board & Then It was re- 
solved that he attend at the Council Chamber on the sec- 
ond Wednesday in feb ry next in order to his tryal, and that 
he be Committed to Goal in the mean time or recognize to 
His Majesty in the Sum of 400 £ w th two Sureties in the 



276 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1728. 



Sum of 200 £ each to appear at the S d day and to abide 
the Sentence, then to be pass'd upon him, and that he 
should be of good behaviour in the mean time. He recog- 
nized according to ord r . 

all y c papers relating to rust viz warr* recog. & Deposi- 
tions were Deliverd to y e Cler : Sup r Court pr ord r L* Gov r . 
Adj' 1 til tomorrow 10 aClock a. m. 



Pro. of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjournm 1 Thursday Jan ry 25 th 1727, 8 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) v Shacl a Walton ) -^ s 

Geo : Jaffrey j ^ sq A M c pheadris j ^ sq 

Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne [ Esq rs 
H. Sherburne ) 
Adj d til tomorrow 10 a Clock a. m. 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Portsm 
by adjournm* fryday Jan ry 26, 1727, 8 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lieu 1 Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) r rs Shad a Walton ) p re 

Geo JafTrey ] ^ sq a M c pheadris ) ^ 6q 

Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne > Esq 3 
H. Sherburne ) 
A Message to the House by Mess rs Jaffrey and Frost to 
acquaint them if they w'd prepare a suitable Vote to re- 
peal y e riot act y c Board w'd Concur. 

[p. 452.] a Message from the House with the following 
votes. 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 277 

In The House of Represent Jan : 26 1727, 8 

Whereas There was an act pass'd in this Province in the 
Seventh year of His late Majesty King George 1 st Entituled 
an additional act for the Punishing Criminal offenders and 
for the preventing tumultuous & riotous assemblys which 
Act was made on a Supposition that there might be some 
disorderly persons in Said Province disaffected to His Said 
late Majesty and the Establishment of the Crown on the 
Illustrious House of Hanover, and inasmuch as it is now 
apparent that there has not been discovered so much as 
one Such disaffected Person within Said Province but on 
the Contrary that His Majestys Subjects here are Strongly 
an universally attach'd to His Majestys Interest Person 
and Goverment and to the afores d happy Establishm 1 of the 
Crown Therefore Voted That the Said Act and Every 
Clause thereof be repealed and that an act be drawn up 
accordingly, and that Benj a Gambling Esq and the Clerk of 
the House be of the Committee from this House to joyn 
with a Comitte of the upper House to draw up the act ac- 
cordingly. 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 

Jan 1 * 26, 1727, 8 

In Coun. Read and Concurrd and Geo Jaffrey and 
John Frost Esq rs appointed for the Service above 
Pass'd nemine Contradicente 

R. Waldron Cler : Con 

A Message to the House pr Col Walton w th a Vote of 
Council Pass'd yesterday for a Committe to accompany the 
1/ Gov r to Boston to meet Gov r Burnet &c a w ch was returnd 
non Concurr'd. 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Dennet and Jennis 
w th a Vote of the House for a Committe of y e House to 
meet y e Gov r at Boston, and a Committe of the Council to 
do y e like distinct if jj Saw meet which was returnd non- 
concurr'd. 

A Message to the House by Cap 1 Sherburne w th a Vote 



278 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

of Council for a Comitte of both Houses Conjunct to wait 
on y e Gov 1- at Boston re turn d non concurr'd. 

[p. 453.] A Message to the Board by Mess rs Stevens Sc 
Jennis with the following Votes. 

In The House of Represent 
Jan r >' 26, 1727, 8 

Voted That Capt Geo Walker and Mr Eph a Dennet be a 
Committe of this House to joyn with a Committe of the 
upper House to provide a House for the entertainm 1 of his 
Excellency Gov r Burnet against his arrival and that when 
he Shall give notice or it be known when he intends to 
come into this Province, that Said Committe make Suitable 
provisions for his reception & Entertainment here and that 
the Treasurer Supply Said Committe with mony for the 
end above said. 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurrd and Cap 1 Wibird and Cap 1 Sherburn 
appointed on the Part of the Board for the Service above. 

R Waldron Cler Con. 
In The House of Represen 1 Jan r ~ v 26, 1727, 8 
Voted That There be signd off the Sum of Seven hun- 
dred pounds by the Comitte that is appointed for Signing 
the Bills last printed and put into the Treasury for the 
Payment of what Debts are now allowed or due from this 
Province and that His Hon 1 * the Lieu 1 Governor be desired 
to Issue out his warrants for payment of the same to those 
Persons to whom it is due. 

Jam 8 Jeffrey Cler. assem. 

In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represen 1 Jan 1 * 26, 1727,8 
Whereas there was five thousand three Hundred and 
Eighty four pounds in bills of Credit on this Province Put 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 279 

into sundry persons hands for the Exchanging of the old 
Sign'd bills of Credit on this Province and there being 
more than what is Sufficient to Exchange what there is out, 
of the Said old mony Therefore 

Voted That the Persons in whose hands the S d Bills or 
any part thereof are, be directed to bring the same into the 
General [p. 454.] assembly on the third day of the spring 
Sessions with their accounts of what they have Exchanged 
and the several Persons be served with a Copy of this 
Vote Jam 3 Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurrd 

R, Waldron Cler Con. 

Sundry Persons of London Derry Presented a Petition 
to The Gen 1 [Assem] Praying a regulation of some of the 
Town affairs w ch was brot to the Board by James M c Keen 
Esq The Petition is on file, and the Yotes thereon are as 
follow 

In The House of Represent 
Jan 1 * 26, 1727, 8 
The above Petition being read ordered that the Petition- 
ers serve the opposite Party s Concern' d w 111 a Copy of the 
Petition and that they appear Each party the Second day 
of y e sitting of the Gen 1 assembly in the Spring Sessions to 
be heard on the Premises. 

Jam Jeffrey Cler Assem. 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler : Con 

Auditors report 
allow' d To Rich d Perry for Sundry s at the 

Fort £20: — : 5 

To Jn° Robinson Ditto £11 : 19 : — 

To Benj a Rust for house hire til y e 

10 Oct 1 ' last if according to agreem* £16 : — : — 



280 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 




[1728. 


To John Wentworth for Sundrys at 






J* Fort 


£5: 


8: 6 


To Tho s Harvey for Gondela hire 


£— : 


15: 4 


To Benj a akerman a day service & 






Canoe 


£—: 


6: — 



arch d M c pheadris 
And Wiggin 
Theo atkinson 
In The House of Represent Jan r >" 10 th 1727, 8 
Voted That the above return be accepted and that there 
be paid out of the Public Treasury to the Several Persons 
the Sums Carry' d off and that there be further allow'd and 
paid out of the Publick Treasury to the Several Persons as 
under written [p. 455.] 
To Timo Davis for the use of his boat damage 

she sustained at y e ratification £2: 5 : — 

Benj a Rust for Publick Exp ce to Jan 1 ? 10, 

1727,8 £6: 14: 4 

Clem* Hughes for Service &c a £8 : 11 : 4 

James Jeffry for Services as Cler assem from 

19, 9 br 1726 to 9 br 19 th 1727 £15 : — : — 

Jam 8 Jeffrey Cler assem 
In Coun Jan 26, 1727, 8 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 
Mr Treasurer Jaffreys Particular ace* Including the 
whole Expence of Disbursmt 8 and allowances for time of y° 
Gentlemen the Tend 1 ' 8 and Portlege bill amounting to 
£888 : 5: 11 : as on file was voted upon as follows 
In The House of Represent 
Voted That The Said account be allowed and Paid as the 
Several Sums are Carryed off and that there be Signed off 
by the Committe for Signing the mony last printed the 
Sum of one hundred eighty eight pounds five Shillings and 



1728.] 



JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 281 



eleven pence for the Payment of the above account besides 
the two hundred pounds already put in. 

Jam 8 JefFry Cler. assem. 

In Council Jan 1 * 26, 1727, 8 

Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represent Jan 12, 1727, 8 
Allowd Benj a Gambling Esq for administering the oaths 
to the People thro the Province by the L l Gov 1 ' 8 order <£<! : 

Jam 8 Jaffrey Cler asrem 
In Coun Jan ry 26, 1727, 8 
Read and Concurr'd 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 aClock a. m. 



[p. 456.] Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsmouth 
by adjm* Saturday Jan^ 27, 1727, 8 
Present, 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L 4 Gov r 
Mark Hunking ] A Macpheadris ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq rs Jn° Frost | Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Henry Sherburn Esq 
A Message to the Board by Mess rs Atkinson & M c Keen 
w th the following Vote. 

In The House of Represent Jan 27, 1727, 8 
Whereas M r agent Newman hath by a letter To His Hon r 
of y e 25 th of September last Signifyed that he thinks his 
Commission ceases w m Gov r Shute's It being from him 
therefore 

Voted That His Hon r the L 1 Gov r be desired to acquaint 
the Said agent that It is the mind and direction of this 
House that he imploy the mony in his hands in prosecuting 
the Settlement of the lines of the Province according to 
former Instructions, and that this House Imagine that his 



282 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

former Commission together with what His Hon r (by virtue 
hereof) Shall write him will be Sufficient power for him 
for that end. 

Jam 8 Jeffrey Cler : assem 

In Council Eod die 
Read and Concurrd 

R. Waldron Sec cy 
A Message To The House by Mess™ Odiorne Sherburne 
& the Clerk to Prorogue them, to the Second tuesday in 
May next. 

Prorogued to y e 2 d tuesday in May 1728. 

March 27 th 1728 The General Assembly 

Dissolved by Proclamation. 



[p. 457.] Pro. of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at 
Portsmouth Apr 1 9 th 1728. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L 1 Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo Jaifrey > Esq 1 ' 3 Joth Odiorne > Esq 8 
Shad a Walton ) Henry Sherburn ) 

Mr Sherriff Gambling made return of the Precept to him 
Directed for Choice of an assembly & the names of the 
Persons returnd to Serve are as follows. 

For Portsm For Dover For Hampt 

Cap 1 Geo Walker Cap 1 Sam 1 Tibbits Cap 4 Josh. Winget 

M r Eplr 1 Dennet Cap 1 Paul Gerrish M r Jn° Sanburn 

Cap 1 Josh a Pierce Cap 1 Fran 8 Mathes 

For Hampt Falls For N. Castle & Rye For Exeter 
Nath 1 Weare Esq M r Theo Atkinson Samuel Thing Esq 
M r Richard Jennis M r Barth w Thing 

Kingston Newington Strath. 

M r Eben Stevens M r Jn° Downing And w Wiggin Esq 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 283 

A Message to the House by Mess rs Jaffrey Odiorne Sher- 
burne and the Cler : to administer the Proper oaths to the 
Persons returnd as above which was done accordingly and 
the Declaration Subscribed according to law by all Except 
Cap* Mathes who was not present. 

A Message to the House pr Col Walton to direct them 
that as they had now taken the oaths they Should proceed 
to the Choice of a Speaker and Settlement of their House. 

A Message in Writing to the Board by Mess rs Walker 
Sanburne and Barth w Thing to Signify to His Hon r That 
the House had Chosen Nath 1 Wear Esq Their Speaker 
which Choice was sent back disallowed under the hand of 
His Hon r the Lieu 1 Gov r pr Jotham Odiorne Esq. 

A Message to the Board by Mess 1 ' 3 Atkinson Dennet Ger- 
rish and Sanburne to pray His Hon rs favour in acquainting 
the House that as the Negativing a Speak r [p. 458] was a 
Matter quite new to them, whether his power for so doing 
was from His Commission, who answered It was. 

A Message to the Board by Mess 1 ' 3 Atkinson and Winget 
to pray His Hon rs favour in Communicating to the House 
that Clause of His Commission relating to the Premises 
which His Hon r ordered to be read to them accordingly. 

A Message to the Board by Mr Wiggin to pray that par- 
agraph above refer' d to might be read in the House which 
was done accordingly by Geo : Jaffrey and Jotham Odiorne 
Esq rs who were sent down for that end. 

A Message to the Board by M r Dennet and Mr Gerrish 
to acquaint His Hon r The House could not come into a new 
choice of a Speak 1 to night, and therefore proposed to Sus- 
pend the further consideration thereof til the morning. 

Then His Hon r sent down Mess 13 Odiorne Sherburne and 
the Cler to adjourn til tomorrow 

9 a' Clock a. m. 



281 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

Pro : of N. Hamp 

At a General assem held at Portsm 
by adjournm* Wednesday April 10 th 
1728. 
Present as Yesterday. 
A Message in Writing to the Board by Mess rs Pierce and 
three other Members praying that His Hon r would not in- 
sist upon his disallowance of the Choice of the Speaker 
which was return'd by Mess rs Jaffrey and Frost who were 
directed to inform them that if they would add to their re- 
quest that they did not question His Hon rs right of nega- 
tiving a Speaker His Hon 1 ' would then take their desire 
under consideration. 

A Message to the House pr Mr Odiorne to inquire wheth- 
er they had anything ready to lay before the Board who 
answered they had not. 

A Message to the Board pr Mr Atkinson to acquaint His 
Hon 1 " That one of the Members for Dover who came not to 
the House til now & so had not taken the oaths was wait- 
ing to be qualified & pray'd it might be done whereupon 
Mess 1 ' 8 Odiorne Sherburne and the Clerk were Sent down 
to adm r the oaths to y e S d Mathes. 

[p. 459.] A Message to the House by Mess" Odiorne 
Sherburne and the Clerk to adjourn them til tomorrow 10 
a' Clock a.m. 

Pro : of N. Hamp 16 

At a General Assembly held at 
Portsm by adjournm* thursday 
April ll ft 1728. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wcntworth Esq L' Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) -^ Shad Walton ) ^ 

Geo Jaffrey j Es( ^ S Rich' Wibird j Es( * s 

Jn° Frost ) 

Joth Odiorne > Esqs 

Henry Sherburne ) 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 285 

A Message to the House by Mess rs Walton and Ocliorne 
to adjourn them til 

To morrow 10 a' Clock A : M : 



Pro of N. Hamp rc 

At a General assembly held at Portsm 
by adjournm* fryday April 12, 1728. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird 

Geo Jaffrey > Esq Joth Odiorne 

Shad a Walton ) Henry Sherburne 

A Message to the House by Mess rs Walton Odiorne and 
the Clerk to prorogue them til tomorrow 10 a' Clock a. m. 



Pro of N.^Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
Prorog a Saturday April 13 th 1728 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking J Joth Odiorne ) y 8 

Geo Jaffrey > Esq rs Benry Sherburne ) " 

Shad a Walton ) 

A Message to the House by the Clerk to inquire whether 
The House was come to any resolve upon the point in hand 
namely y e Choice of another Speaker who answered no. 

A Message to the House pr Mess rs Walton Odiorne and 
the Cler^to Prorogue them 

Til Wednesday next 3 a'Clock p. m. 



[p. 460.] Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm by 
Prorog n Wenesday April 17, 1728 
Present 
Mark Hunking ) p Shad a Walton ) F 

Geo Jaffrey j ^ sq Rich* Wibird \ m * 

Jn° Frost Esq 



286 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1728. 



A Message to the House by Col Walton & Cap* Frost To 
acquaint them That y e L* Gov 1 " being out of Town had left 
orders to Prorogue them til 

tomorrow ten a'Clock a. m. 



Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth 
by adjournment thursday april 18, 1728 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq 9 Jn° Frost [ Esq 9 

Shad a Walton ) Hen : Sherburne ) 

A Message to the Board by Messrs Atkinson Sanburne 
and Stevens in writing Signifying the House had proceeded 
to a Choice of a New Speaker (viz) And w Wiggin Esq w th 
a preamble in Justification of the late Speaker Weare His 
Hon r Signifyed his allowance of the Choice but utter dis 
approbation of the Preamble in writing under his hand 
which was sent down by John Frost and Henry Sherburne 
Esq rs who were directed to inform the House that His Hon r 
required their attend a at the Board the Speaker and House 
came up accordingly to whom His Hon r made y e following 
speech 

Gent 

It is with Great pleasure and Satisfaction that I meet you here 
at this time and I hope with Minds well prepared to pass on what 
may lye before you & reassume those things that were Voted in 
both Houses, and might then been finished had not some designing 
men prevented it, who I have reason to think had their own Pri- 
vate views at heart more than the good of the people they repre- 
sented. Yet they Cry'd up Liberty and Property that being onely 
an amusement that so Some Private designs might the better Suc- 
ceed which not onely tended to the dishonour of His Majesty but 
also to alienate the minds and [p. 461] affections of His Majestys 
good subjects from me and his Council of this Province and Stil 
persisting on things that was not in my power to grant being ab- 
solutely against His Majestys Instructions for these and such like 
reasons I dissolved that Assembly. I hope we are now furnish "d 
with better Principles and will Consider the Common Good of the 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 287 

Province Setting aside all Self Interests and in our Several Sta- 
tions use our utmost endeavours to cultivate Principles of loyalty 
and obedieDce to His Sacred Majesty King George the Second and 
his royal Issue und r whose happy Influence our most Valuable 
Privileges both in Church and State under God depends. 

I design this Sessions Short therefore hope you will apply your- 
selves to the busyness that may lye before you particularly that 
you make Suitable Provision for His Excels Gov r Burnet's recep- 
tion who may be Expected here in a little time. I recommend to 
you that Mr Treasurer may be Enabled to provide for the repair- 
ing the Platform & Gun Carriages at Fort W m & Mary w ch was 
Survey'd and I suppose reported in our last Dec Session, materials 
being provided therefor. If anything Else occurs that's for His 
Majestys Service and the good of this Province you are always 
Sure of my best endeavours to promote if in my power. I am 
Comanded by His Majesty to recomend to you the Hon ble Support 
of this His Government and I take this opportunity to recommend 
it to your Consideration. 

April 18 th 1728. J Wentwoeth 

The Speaker Pray'd a Copy of the foregoing speech w ch 
was granted and the Same Sent down by the Cler. 
Adj d til tomorrow 10 a Clock a. m. 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm by 
adjournment fryday Apr 1 19 th 1728. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) -p r8 

Geo Jaffrey > Esq rs Henry Sherburne \ " 
Shad a Walton ) "' 
A Message to the Board by Mess rs Sanburne and Stevens 
with a Yote for repealing the act ag st Trading w th y e Indians 
w ch was Concurred with and is as follows : [p. 462] Whereas 
There was an act passed in the General assembly of this 
Province in 8 br 1721 Entituled an act to prohibit trade and 
Commerce with the Eastern Indians wherein the penalty is 
500 X and 12 m os Imprisonment without bail or mainprise 
and that now it being peace with those Indians, and they 
have liberty to trade where they please by the articles of 
peace Therefore Yoted that there be a bill prepared to re 



288 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

peal S d act and that Mr Atkinson and Cap* Paul Gerrish 
be of the Committee from this House to prepare the Said 
bill 

Apr 1 19 th 1728. Jam 3 Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd and Mess™ Jaffrey and Sherburne 
appointed for the Service above. 

R. Waldron Cler : Con 
A Message to the Board by Mess rs Sanburne and Jennes 
w th three Bills pass'd to be Engrossed (viz) for Triennial 
Choice of assem men, ab* Shingles, & to repeal $ e riot act. 
Adjourn'd til tomorrow 10 a'Clock a.m. 



Pro N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth 
by aclf Saturday April 20 th 1728. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) p rs 

Geo JafTrey } Esq rs Henry Sherburne ) Sq 
Shad a Walton ) 
A Message to the Board by Mr Sanburne w tb the follow- 
lowing Yote 

In The House of Represent Apr 1 20, 1728 
Voted That Cap* Geo Walker and Mr Eph a Dennet be a 
Committe of this House to joyn with a Committe of y e up- 
per house to provide for the entertainment of His Excel- 
lency Gov Burnet ag st his arrival, and that when he Shall 
give notice (or it be known) when he intends to come into 
this Province, That the Said Committe make Suitable pro- 
vision and Entertainm 1 for his reception here, and that the 
Treasurer Supply Said Committe with mony for the end 
abovesaid. 

Jam r Jeffrey Cler assem 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 289 

[p. 463.] In Coun Eod die 

Read and Ooncurrd and Mess rs Wibird & Sherburne ap- 
pointed for the Service above. 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the Board by Mess 1 " 3 Walker Dennet & 
Stevens w th a Vote for Impressing thirty thousand pounds. 

A Message to the House by Mr Jaffrey and Mr. Sherburne 
to acquaint them that their Vote for 30000 X was very Sur- 
prising to the board in regard to the greatness of the Sum 
but that His Hon r and the Board w d thing [think ?] of a 
proper Sum to be Emitted. 

A Message to the House by Mess rs Walton Sherburne and 
the Clerk to adjourn them, 

Til Wednesday y e 24 m Ins 4 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm by 
adjournm* Wednesday april 24 m 1728. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffrey \ Esq rs Joth Odiorne [ Esq rs 
Shad a Walton ) Hen Sherburne ) 

His Hon r the Lieut Gov r laid before the Board a Com- 
mission from His Majesty King George y e 2 d for the Lieu- 
tenancy of this Province Dated 17 October 1727 and ac- 
quainted the Council he purposed the immediate publica- 
tion thereof whereupon the Council advised that the Treas- 
urer defray the Expense of the day and the Said Commis- 
sion was published accordingly The Council & Represen- 
tatives with some of the Principal Gentlemen & two foot 
Companys of Militia attending on the Occasion 
Adjd til tomorrow 9 aClock a. m. 
19 



290 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

Met according to adj { & and adj' 1 till tomorrow 
10 o'clock A. M. 



[p. 464.] Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth 
by adjournm* fryday april 26 : 1728. 
Present, 
His Hon 1 John Wentworth Esq re V Gov r 
Mark H unking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq rs Joth Odiorne [ Esq rs 
Shad a Walton ) Hen Sherburne ) 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs Tibbits and Winget 
w th an answer to His Hon r Speech as follows 
May It Please your Honor. 

In your Speech to this House you were pleased to manifest your 
satisfaction in meeting of us here hoping our minds were well pre- 
pared to pass on what might lye before us. We assure your Honor 
that We are come with Sincerity of mind and integrity of heart to 
do all those tilings that may be for the Honor of the King and the 
good of his People without any private Views or ends. And as 
your Hon r is pleased to put us in mind of reassuming those things 
that were Voted in both Houses we Shall endeavour as far as in us 
lyes, that they may be finished, and we count it our Duty to let your 
Honor know that We take particular notice of the Extraordinary 
Proclamation by which the last assembly was dissolved and like- 
wise of what your Honor was pleased to set forth in your Speech 
that those things had been finish'd had not some designing Men 
prevented it who have reason to think had their own private views 
at heart more than the good of the People they represented yet 
they cry'd up liberty and property and we of the House being alto- 
gether ignorant of any Such designs We thank your Hon r as we 
are most of us the same men that were of the last assembly that 
your I fon r has so far clear'd the House as to declare that the Votes 
had pass'd both Houses so we conceive that all persons may know 
that the House could not hinder the finishing the same. We as- 
sure Yo r I loir we Shall always endeavour the Publick good and to 
the Utmost of our power Shew our loyalty and obedience to His 
[p. 465.] Sacred Majesty King George the second and His royal 
Issue and Count it our highest happyness that We can enjoy here 
that we live under the G-overment of so gracious a Prince We 
Shall take Especial care to make provision for the reception of 
Gov r Burnet, as for any other thing that may come before us we 
Shall be very careful! to do that which maybe for the Honor of 
the King and the good of the subjects 

Apr 1 25 th 1728. * And w Wiggin Speak r 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 291 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs G-errisli and Thing 
with the following Vote, 

Whereas The act requiring all Coasting Vessels to pay 
three Shillings pr ton as powder mony hath been very det- 
rimental to His Majestys good Subjects that are concernd 
in the Coasting trade in that it hath hindered Sundry tran- 
sient Sloops that usually brot money into the Government 
they being obliged to pay for y e first trip as much as if they 
traded one whole year and that it hath raised three Shill- 
ings pr thousand upon the freight of all Boards and Lum- 
ber that the Inhabitants of this province Send to other 
Ports in the neighboring Goverments upon their own ac- 
counts by which the burden of that act lyes upon those 
Particular men. For Remedy whereof 

The House of Represent most humbly request that that 
part of the act relating to the Sloops payment of powder 
mony be suspended, and that Instead thereof there be paid 
out of the publick Treasury a Sum not Exceeding two hun- 
dred pounds for two years to be drawn out as there is occa- 
sion for the Supply of Fort W m & Mary. 

Apr 1 26, 1728. Jam 8 JefTry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the Board by Mess 1 ' 3 M c Keen and Jennis 
w th a Yote for printing the laws which was returnd by Geo .* 
Jaffrey & Henry Sherburne Esq rs w th out anything written, 
and by the Same Message a Vote of Council went down 
for a Survey of the laws in order to a New Impression. 

A Message to y e Board by Mr Atkinson w th the following 
Vote 

[p. 466.] In The House of Representatives. 

Apr 1 26, 1728. 

Whereas In the House of Represent the 18 th of Nov r 
1727 There was allowed Benj a Rust the sum of Sixteen 
pounds for fire wood, house rent, and Candles <fcc a from 8 br 



292 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

1 st 1726 to y° 1 st of Oct r 1727 and there lias been some Mis- 
take in the allowance, therefore tis now Voted that the Said 
Bcnj a Rust be paid out of the Publick Treasury the sum of 
sixteen pounds as above and that the former order is here 
by superseded and to be given up. 

Jam 3 JerTry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a'clock a : M : 



Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a General Assembly held at Portsmouth 
by adjournm* April 27, 1728 being Saturday. 
Present 
His Hon 1 John Wentworth Esq L 1 Gov r 
Mark flunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffrey > Esq Jn° Frost > Esq 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Henry Sherburne Esq 
A Message to the Board by Mess rs Winget & Tibbits with 
the following Yotes. 

In The House of Represent Apr 1 27 th 1728 
Voted That this House desires His Hon r the Lieut Gov- 
ernor to give orders according to the Votes of Assembly of 
april 20 th to the receiver of the powder money that he for- 
bear to receive from any Coasting sloops any powder mony 
by Virtue of the act for payment thereof. 

James JefTry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd R. Waldron Cler Con 

In The House of Represent Apr 1 27, 1728. 
Voted That there be Signed off the Sum of Six hundred 
pounds by the Comitte that is appointed for Signing the 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 293 

Bills of Credit last printed and put into the Treasury for 
the payment of what is now due from the Province [p. 467] 
and what else is and may be allowed by the General assem- 
bly now, and that His Hon r be desired to Issue out warrants 
accordingly 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem. 
in Coun Bod die. 
Read and Concurr'd 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

The following Vote pr Mr Dennet. 
In The House of Represent apr 1 27, 1728 
Voted That M r Speak r Wiggin and Mr Theo re Atkinson 
be a Oommitte of this House to joyn w th as many of the 
upper house to go with His Hon r the Lieut Gov r to Boston 
to Congratulate His Excellency Gov r Burnet in behalf of 
this Goverment upon his arrival there and that Their Ex- 
pence be paid out of the Publick Treasury. 

Jam 3 Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd and Voted that Geo Jaffrey, John 
Frost and Henry Sherburne Esq rs be appointed of the 
Board for the Service above. 

R. Waldron Cler Con. 
A Message to the Board by Mess rs Gerrish, Dennet and 
Jennis. 

In The House of Represent. 
apr 1 27, 1728. 
Whereas His Hon 1 ' The Lieu 1 Gov r hath had the whole 
Goverm* Stil continued upon him as Command r In Chief 
Voted that he be presented and paid out of the Publick 
Treasury the sum of one hundred pounds for half a year 
in 1727. 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem. 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd R. Waldron Cler Con 



294 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1728. 



A Message to the House by Mess rs Frost Sherburne and 
Odiorne requiring their attend 11 at the Council Board The 
Speak 1- and House came up accordingly & Then were 
Signed the following acts. 

1. An Act for Calling and Electing assembly Men and 
their qualifications. 

2. An Act regulating the Excise of Shingles 

[p. 468.] 3. An Act To repeal an Act Pass'd in y e sev- 
enth yeare of His late Majesty King George the first En- 
tituled an Act in addition to an Act for punishing Criminal 
offenders, and to repeal the act for prohibitting Trade and 
Commerce with the Eastern Indians. 

Prorogued 
To May 14, 1728. 



In Coun Order' d That Sam 1 Thing Esq be restored to the 
Commission of the Peace. 

Order'd That the Treas 1 forth wth Procure ten barr 18 Gun- 
powd r for the Fort. 

The L* Gov r declared that he had determined to remove 
Mr Sheriff Gambling from that office, and proposed Mr 
Theodore Atkinson to Succeed him and Sign'd a Commis- 
sion Constituting the Said Atkinson High Sheriff, and the 
proper oaths were administer'd to him. 



Pro of N. IIamp re 

At a General assem held at Portsmouth by 
Prorogation Tuesday May 14 th 1728. 
Present His Hon T The L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich' 1 Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey > Esq John Frost V Esq 

Shad* Walton ) Hen : Sherburne ) 

A Message to the House by the Clerk to require their 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 295 

attendance at the Council Board the Speaker and House 
came up accordingly to whom His Hon r made the following 
Speech. 

Gentn 

I Design This Session as Short as may be by reason His Excel- 
lency G-ov r Burnet may be Expected at Boston every day, and then 
soon with us in this Province. 

The most material thing that will lye before us at present is the 
Settling the proportion on the polls Stock and rateable Estates of 
the Inhabitants of y e Several Towns in The Province which will 
take up some [p. 469] time to weigh and maturely consider the 
several circumstances of Each Town so as that equal Justice may 
be administer'd to that end I reccommend that a Suitable Com- 
mitte be forth w th chosen. I would put you in mind that Mr Treas rs 
acct 3 may be called for that so a Settlement may be made, this 
being the proper season therefor. 

As to what other affairs now lying on the anvil I am of opinion 
they may be suspended until His Excellencys arrival here however 
I shall receive and hear anything else you have to offer that's for 
His Maj^ 8 Service and the good of the Province which I have al- 
ways at heart I have many times mentioned the State of our affairs 
relating to our Agent at the Court of Great Britain and am thot- 
full whether our delay may not prove prejudicial to us in the end 
I again recommend it as a Matter very well worthy of your consid- 
eration and hope you will now think so. 

May 14, 1728. J. Wentworth 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 a' Clock a. m. 



Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a General assembly held at Portsm by 
adj 1 Wednesday, May 15 th 1728. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq 1/ Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich 4 Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq Jn° Frost [ Esq 

Shad a Walton J Joth Odiorne ) 

H. Sherb n Esq 
Adj d til tomorrow 10 aClock a. m. 



296 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm by 
adjournment Thursday May 16 th 1728. 
Present 
His Hon 1 John Wentworth Esq IS Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) RiclV 1 Wibird ) 

Geo Jaftrey \ Esq rs Jn° Frost | Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

H. Sherburne Esq 
A Message to the Board by Mess rs Walker and Winget 
w th ye following order. 

In The House of Represen* May 16, 1728 
[p. 470.] Ordered That Those Gentlemen that were the 
Signers of the five thousand three hundred and Eighty 
four pounds for Exch a the old Cypher' d bills do bring in 
their receipts on acc ts to morrow of what they delivered 
each of the Trustees for the Exchanging Said bills that the 
Said Trustees may be accounted with 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler : assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurrd 

R. Waldron Cler Con. 

By Mess" Walker and Dennet the following answ r to L* 
Gov r Speech. 

May It please your Honor, 

Your IIou r was pleased at the opening this Session to inform 
us your designing this Session as Short as might be, by reason of 
the Speedy Expectation of Gov 1 ' Burnet's coming into this Prov- 
ince, and for your recommending us to an early and diligent dis- 
patch of those things before us especially that great and necessary 
affair of Proportioning the several Towns with in this Province 
anew, that So equal Justice may be done unto all which we do as- 
sure 1 your Honor we shall with all readyness of mind do our utmost 
endeavour to have it finish'd, and likewise Shall desire M r Treas- 
urer to have bis accounts ready that so the Publick accounts may 
be Settled and thank your Hon™ assuring us in yo r Speech of your 
hearty readyness to bear anything that may be for His Majestya 
service, and the good of this Province and the other things might 
be Suspended until His Excellencys arrival Therefore Shall ac- 



1728.] 



JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 297 



quaint your Hon r of our deep apprehension of the Scarceness of 
mony and thereby trade failing w ch renders us unable to perforin 
many things otherwise might be done. As to Mr agent Newmans 
letters, for answer thereto we pray sometime to Consider thereof. 

And w Wiggm Speak 1 ". 

John Bar Prefer' d a Petition for y e Settlement of Derry 
lands read 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 aClock a. m. 



Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm 
by adj* fryday May 17, 1728. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq 1/ Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq Jn° Frost [ Esq 

Sbad a 'Walton ) Joth Odiorne } 

H. Sherburne Esq 
Adj d til tomorrow 10 aClock a. m. 



[p. 471.] Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm 
by adj* Saturday May 18 th 1728. 
Present 
His Hon r The 1/ Gov 1 ' John Wentworth Esq 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibircl ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq rs Jn° Frost \ Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Joth Odiorne ) 

Hen. Sherburne Esq 
pr Mr Dennet The following Vote. 

In the House of Represent May 16, 1728 
Voted That Saml Thing Esq. Cap 1 Josh a Pierce & Theo 
Atkinson Esq be a Committe of this House to joyn w th a 
Committe of the upper House to Examine the Treas rs ac- 



298 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

counts and any other account now to be brot in and make 
return to the General assembly 

Jam 3 Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun May 18 th 1728. 
Read and Concurrd and Mess rs Wibird Frost and Sher- 
burne appointed for the Service above. 

R Waldron Cler Con. 
Adj a til Wednesday next 10 a'clock a. m. 



Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjornment Wednesday May 22 d 1T28. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth U Gov r 
Mark Hunking^ Rich d Wibird ^ 

Geo Jaffrey " VEsq ra Joth Odiorne VEsq rs 
Shad a Walton j Hen: Sherburne J 

Adjd til Tomorrow 10 a'Clock a. m. 



Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm by 
adjournm 1 May 28 d being thursday 1728 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich' 1 Wibircl ) 

Geo Jaffrey \ Esq rs Joth Odiorne V Esq" 
Shad u Walton ) Hen : Sherburne ) 

A Message To the Board by Mess 1 " 3 Dennet & Thing w th 
a Vote for the impression of 80000^ Read and returned 

By The Same Message a Vote for a Committe to View & 
report the Defficiency of y e Goal (viz) Cap' Winget & Mr 
Dennet Col Hunking & Col Walton & other Votes as 
follow 



£155: 


3 


6 


& 75: 


18 


- 


£ 31: 


17 


: 6 


£ 94: 


16 


- 


£ 40: 


11 


6 


£ 23: 


8 


- 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 299 

[p. 472.] In The House of Represent May 23 d 1728 
There has been bro* into the assembly this Sessions & 
burnt in the Gen 1 assembly of the old Cypher' d bills from 
y e Several Trustees for Exchanging the Same. 
From Geo Jaffrey Esq the sum of 

Rich d Wibird Esq r 

Col Hunking 

Col Weare 

Maj r Gilman 

Jn° Plaisted Esq 

<£421: 14: 6 

Yoted That the above named Trustees be hereby dis- 
charged of the several Sums above carry'd off ag st their 
names. Jam Jeffry Cler Assem. 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd (The total is four hund d twenty one 
pounds fourteen Shill 3 & 6 d ) 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

Rob* Weare and John Bar of Lond Derry preferr'd a 
Petition y e 18 th Instant & the Selectmen being notify'd & 
all Partys heard what follows is y e result Thereof 

Wheareas Rob* Weare and John Bar preferrd a Petition 
to the Gen 1 assembly on the 18 th Instant for themselves 
and in behalf of twelve other persons all belonging to the 
Town of Lond Derry Shewing forth that there was not a 
Just and Equal division of the land in Said Town, and 
praying for relief in the Premises and there being an order 
of the Gen 1 assem, that a hearing on the Said Petition 
Should be had this day, and that the Selectmen of the Said 
Town Should be served with a Copy of Said Petition and 
order and the Said Select men having been Served w th 
Such Copys and having sent Several persons in behalf of 
the Town (viz) Mess rs James Greg John M c Murphy Rob* 
Boyes and And w Todd to answer to the Said Petition &c a 
Both Partys appearing unitedly declared that they had 



300 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1728. 



Settled the difference amongst themselves, and humbly 
pray'd the Goverment to give a Sanction to their agreem* 
Therefore 

In Coun May 23, 1728. 
Voted That the Said agreement be and hereby is Estab- 
lish' d & Confirm'd, which agreeni* is as [p. 473.] follows 
(viz) That the Vote Pass'd at a Proprietary meeting at 
Lond Derry the fifteenth day of April Anno Dom. 1728 
Concerning the Differences about amendment lands high- 
way lands & want of Homestead lands be good and valid 
to all intents and purposes and in all respects any law . 
usage or custome to the Contrary thereof notwithstanding, 
And that the Petitio 1-3 (namely) Robert Weare, John Bar, 
Sam 1 Allison, W m Nichols, Jn° Anderson, James Morrison, 
Arch d Clendinen John Stewart Jn° Morrison, W m Umpha 
John Bar, Sam 1 Bar, John Barnet & Gabriel Bar Shall have 
five hundred and ninety four acres of land within the Said 
Town of London Derry (That is to Say) The Petition" 
Shall have the one half of the land that fronts on Cobbets 
Pond, on the South Side & the east end of the S' d Pond so 
beginning at the Middle of the Said Pond & running out a 
Square line from the Pond three hundred and twenty rodds, 
if Policy Pond will allow thence Extending East not to 
Run past y e East end of Policy Pond southerly, and so run- 
ning along y e habitable land breaking no form of land until 
the aforesaid Petitioners compliment of five hundred and 
ninety four acres is made up exclusive of any meadow w ch 
is reserved to the Town, and farther the Committe which 
Shall lay out the Said tract of land are to have regard to 
the quality, as well as quantity of the S' d land as the use 
and Custome of the S' d Town is and has been and lay it 
out accordingly. The Said Tract being in full Satisfaction 
to the Petition 1-3 for amendment lands twenty acre lots and 
additions. R. TValdron Cler Con 

May 23 d Read and Concurred Jam 8 Jeffry 

Adj d til Tomorrow 10 a'Clock a. m. 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 301 

Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm by 
adjournment fryday May 24 th 1728. 
Present. 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich 3 Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffrey [ Esq rs Joth Odiorne [ Esq rs 
Shad a Walton ) Hen Sherburne ) 

The following Proportion by Mr Stevens. 

In The House of Represent May 24 th 1T28 
Whereas The Sundry Towns in This Province by their 
List bro* in have some Valued their lands in one Town at 
one Rate and [p. 474] in other Towns not half that value, 
Therefore Voted That for making a more Equal propor- 
tion in Each Town of the value of the land meadow and 
Marsh in Each Town that it be valued at the Prices as 
hereunder 

Portsm Hampton, Rye ) 

Dover Streatham N. Castle S at Six Shill 3 

Exeter Greenland Newington J pr acre 

Lond Derry ) 
Kingst ) at 5 s pr acre 

And That all negro Indian and Mulatto Slaves be valued 
at twenty pounds pr head. 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred. R. Waldron Cler Con 

aclj d til tomorrow 10 a'Clock a. m. 



Pro of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjournment Saturday May 25 1728. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq U Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq 1 ' 6 Joth Odiorne } Esq 1 ' 9 
Shad a Walton ) Hen. Sherburne ) 



302 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE [1728. 

\ 

A Message to the Board by Cap 1 Walker w th a Vote of 
the House for addressing His Majesty to be united To the 
Government of the Mass* Bay w ch was read but nothing 
pass'd upon it as on file. 

By The Same Message the following Report and Votes 
We Whose names are hereunto Subscribed being appointed 
a Committe to view the defects of the Pro : Goal and to 
make return thereof to the assembly, accordingly We have 
viewed the Said Prison and Do report that It is necessary 
^o have the Windows in the Chamber secured with Iron 
Bars as the Windows in the lower rooms are and likewise 
to have four good Substantial Padlocks purchased also to 
have the other Locks mended & new keys made if worth 
mending which when broken off may be seen and if not 
worth fitting up then to have new ones purchased and also 
to have Those places where attempts to Cut thro y e wood 
have been made mended and Secured w th Iron plates May 
23 d 1728 

Josh a Winget, Mark Hunking, 
Eph a Dennet, Shad Walton. 

[p. 475.] In The House of Represent May 25, 1728. 

Voted, That the above return be accepted and that the 
Sherriff be forthwith directed to get the above mentioned 
particulars done and that the Province pay for the same. 

Jam 3 Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurr'd, R. Waldron Cler Con 

adj d til Wednesday next 10 a'Clock a. m. 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 303 

Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm by 
adj 1 til Wednesday May 29 th 1728. 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq IS Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird J 

Geo Jaffrey [ Esq 8 Joth Odiorne [ Esq rs 
Shad a Walton ) Hen Sherburne ) 

Adj d till tomorrow 10 a' Clock a. m. 

Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm by 
adj 4 thursday May*30 th 1728. 
Present. 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq L* Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird \ 

Geo : Jaffrey S Esq rs Joth Odiorne [ Esq rs 
Shad a Walton ) Hen. Slierburne ) 

A Message to the Board by Mess rs atkinson & Sanburne 
with a Yote ab* Proportioning the Trade of the Province 
w ch was return'd pr Mess rs Jaffrey Walton and Odiorne for 
reconsideration. 

Adj d till tomorrow 10 a' Clock a. m. 



Pro : of N. Hamp re 

At a Gen 1 assem held at Portsm by 
adjt fryday May 31 st 1723. 
Present 
His Hon p John Wentworth Esq 1/ Gov r 
Mark Hunking ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey \ Esq 9 Joth. Odiorne [ Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Hen^ Sherburne ) 

A Message to the Board w th the following allowances To 
John Plaisted Esq for Comitte 



804 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1728. 



Service at the Fort £1 : — — 

[p. 476.] Benj a Gambling for Service as 

Sheriff one year £15 and half a year for 

Jurys £9 : 12: £24 : 12: — 

Rich' 1 Waldron's Service one year Cler 

Con £75: — : — 

Benj a Akerman's service one year 10 £ 

Extra Service £3 & a day 6 3 £13 : 6 : — 

Adj d til tomorrow 9 aClock a. m. 



Pro : of N. Hamp ro 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm by 
adj* Saturday June 1 st 1728 
Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq U Gov r 
Mark Hunking } Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo Jaffrey V Esq 1 ' 3 Joth Odiorne [ Esq rs 

Shad a Walton ) Henry Sherburne ) 

Several Messages To the Board by several members w tt 
the following Votes : 

In The House of Represent May 30 th 1728 
Whereas The act for the Selectmen of Each Parish and 
Precinct within this Province to bring in a list of the Polls, 
and an inventory of the Estates belonging to their respec - 
tive Towns and precincts, and there now having arisen 
many disputes concerning the Value of y c polls and the 
Prices that Estates Should be Set at, and for the better 
clearing up of that difference, and that Justice may be 
done. 

Voted, That all polls be valued at 
pr head, £25 : — : — 

All Tillage, meadow and Marsh in 
Hampt , Exeter, Dover, Portsm , N. 

Castle, Strealham & Newington pr acre £ — : 6: — 

Kingston & Lond Deny pr acre £ — : : 5 : — 



1728.] 



JOURNAL OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 



305 



Each ox 

Each cow 

Each Horse 

Each Hog 

Each Negro Mulatto or Ind n Slave being male 

Houses thro-out y e Province each 

The Trade of y e Province valued at 



£3 

£2 

£3 

£— 

£20 

£1 



10 



5 



£1600:—: — 



rPortsm 1000 £ Dover 200 £ Exeter 200 £ 
J Hampt — 50£ Hampfalls 50£ N. Castle 15£ 

Yiz i Rye 10 £ Newington 25 £ Kingsto 20 £ 

LLond Derry 5£ 

[p. 477.] And That this be the ride for the Comitte to cast 
up according to the lists brot in from Each Town and that 
the number of acres for Lond Derry be accounted four 
hundred. 

Jam 3 Jeffry Cler assem 



In Coun May 81»* 1728. 

Read and Concurr'd w m the following addition namely 
that the proportion of the Several Towns be Established 
according to the above Scheme for the present year and no 
longer. 

R. Waldron Cler Con 



In the House of Represen 1 May 31 1728. 

The addition Read and Concurr'd and Voted that twenty 
five pounds on trade be added to Streatham it being omitted 
to be Enter' d as above and that the Proportion be made ac- 
cordingly. 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cler assem 
20 



306 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1728. 



And further That The Town of Gospert pay this year 1728 
The sum of Sixteen pounds for their Province tax for Every 
thousand pounds rais'd in the Province and so in proportion 
for a Greater or lesser Sum. 

Jam 9 Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun. Concurr'd w th y e foregoing Votes. 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

According to the Within Yote We of the Committe whose 
names are here unto Subscribed have proportioned to Each 
Town and parish and to every thousand pounds that is to 
be raised in the Province. The Proportion is as follows : 



Portsm 








£187: 16:4 


Dover 








£217:15:51 


Hampt 
Hampt falls 
N. Castle 








£97: 4:5 
£88: 4:3£ 
£24:19:4 


Rye 
Exeter 








£29: 1:7| . 

£127: 18:9 


Streath. 








£60: 14: 11 


Newington 




* 




£36: 14:8 


Kingston 








£45: 6: — 


Lond Derry 
Gospert 








£68: 3:10£ 
£16:— :4 




£1000 




Rich d 


Wibird 


Nath* Weare 




H. 


Sherburne, 


Earth Thing 



In the House of ftepresen* June 1, 1728 
Yoted The above return of the Com'ittc be accepted and 
that an act be drawn up accordingly. 

Jam 9 Jeffry Cler assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd R. Waldron Cler Con 



1728.] JOURNAL OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 307 

[p. 478.] The following allowance pass'd in The House of 

Represent June 1 st 1728: 

To the Postmaster for the year 1728 Publick post- 
age £3: — : — 

Eleaz r Kussel for paper &c. for Publick use <£6: 15: 6 

John Newmarch for repairing The fort boat £b: 14: 3 

Tim Davis for further Satisfaction for his Whale 

boat ■ £1: — : — 

John Frost Esq for sundrys for the Fort ab 1 y e 

flag &c. £6: — : — 



By Mr. Jennis the following vote 

In the House of Represent June 1 st 1728 
Voted That There be signed off by the Comitte for Sign- 
ing the Bills last printed and put into the Treasury the sum 
of three hundred pounds for the payment of the Sundry 
Debts and charges of the Province that is and may be allow'd 
by the Gen 1 assem. 

Jam 3 Jeffry Cler assem. 

In Coun Eod die 
Eead and Concurr'd P. Waldron Cler Con 

A Message to the Board by Mess 1 ' 3 Pierce, Dennet and 
Stevens. 

In The House of Represent June 1 st 1728. 
"Whereas His Hon The Lt. Gov r hath had the Goverment 
as Command 1 In Cheif stil continued upon him Voted That 
There be paid to His Hon 1 ' the Lieut Gov r and he is presented 
with the same the sum of one hundred pounds out of the 
Excise, and that he is desired to Issue out warrants for the 
paym 1 of what is already allow'd 

Jam 3 Jeffry Cler assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd R. Waldron Cler Con 



308 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

The House of Reprcsen* being sent for to the Board by 
the Clerk they came and a Bill Entituled 

" An Act for Establishing the Proportion of the 
" Several Towns to be paid in the Province Tax 

" for y e year 1728." 

Having had Its Several readings and been pass'd in both 
Houses The same was Sign'd and Seal'd In presence of y e 
Gen 1 assem which was Then 

Prorogued 
Til y e 2 d Tuesday in Nov 1 ' next 

Nov r 4, 1728 Further Prorogued by Gov r Burnet's 

Proclamation 

Til the 22 d April 1829. 



JOUK^AL 

OF THE 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

1722-1724. 



The " Journal of the House " which follows from April 30 th 1722, 
to November 19 th 1724, is copied from a MS. volume in the Secretary's 
office, Concord, labeled "Journal of the House, 1711—1724." The 
pages in the margin correspond with the paging of the MS. volume. Ep. 



[p. 310.] Province of ) April y e S0 th 1722 the house met 
New Hamp. ) according to adjournm* viz. 
Mr. Speaker Pierce Mr. Eaphraim Dennit 

Coll Peter Weare Mr. John Dam. 

Coll James Davis 
The House adjourned to tuesday May the first. 



Tuesday may y e first 1722 the house met according to ad- 
journment, viz : 

Mr. Speaker Pierce 
Coll Peter Weare Cap* Dan 11 Greenough 

Coll James Davis Mr. Eaphraim Denet 

Jotham Odihorn Esq Mr. John Dam 

Cap* Andrew Wiggans 

Maj John Gillma'n Mr. Justic Eastman. 

The house adjourned for an houre & halfe 
The house met according to adjournment all as above. 
Rec d a Certificate from Mr. Sherrif Gambling of Impress- 
ing a man. 

A message from his Excellency to speak with the house, 
the house went up accordingly : and soone returned. 



310 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

A Paper presented to the Lower house that it is the Desier 
of the Good subjects of this Province y* y e p'sent assembly 
may be disolved and y* y e late act of Impost & Export be 
repealed. 

His Excellency 's Speech. 

[See Journal of Assembly,' pp. 23, 24.] 
[p. 311.] In Council Voted : That a committee of both 
houses be appointed to consider of a Propper fund & method 
for bringing into the Treasury all such moneys as have hith- 
erto been postponed, and also to make an estimate of the 
charges of the Government, which have arisen since his 
Maj tie8 prohibiting the striking Bills of Credit &c. 

And further to consider what sum is necessary to be now 
struck & emitted to pay y e present Debts : and to Lodge in 
the Treasury for Defraying y e Contingent charges of the 
goverment, and that Mark Hunking, George Jaffrey & Rich- 
ard Wibird Esq. be of the comittee from this Board for the 
service above — May y e 1 st 1722. 

Richard Waldron Cler. Con 

May y e 2 d in y e house of Representatives. 

read & concurred. Jas. Jeffry, cler. Ass m 

Memorial of the House to his Excellency. 

[See Journal of Assembly, pp. 24, 25.] 

[p. 312.] Then the house adjourned for an houre and halfe 
which is the same adjournment entred before. 

Tuesday after noon the house met according to adjourn- 
ment all as above. 

In the house of Representatives voted y* y e above memo- 
riall be sent up. 

In the house of Representatives. 

Voted. That the act of the 15 th July 1721 be so far as 
it relates to the Duties of Export on Boardes & fish and the 
Impost on wine & rum be Repealed. 

James Jeffry Cler. Asm. 
Sent up for concurrance. 

Voted, y* Mr. Speaker Pierce & Maj Gillman be a comit- 
tee of this house to waite on his Excellencie for an answer 
to the Ipswich Conference relating to the act of Duties be- 
tween y c Provinces. 

The house adjourned to Wednesday y e 2 d May a. m. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. oil 

May y e 2 d 1722, the house met according to adjournment. 

Mr. Speaker Pierce 
Coll Peter Weare Samuell Estman Esq. 

Coll James Davis Capt Dan 11 Greenough 

Maj John Gillman Mr. Eaphr. Dennit 

Jotham Odihorn Esq. John Dam 

Capt John Gillman 
Capt Samuel Tibbets. 
Wednesday May y e 2 d 1722. 
The house adjourned till two a clock, p. m. 

[p. 313.] Wednesday May y e 2 d 1722 Post M° 

The house met according to adjournment all as above. 
In the house of Representatives. 

The vote to Repeale the Impost act sent up again. 
In the house of Representatives. 

Voted, that Maj John Gillman, Andrew Wiggans Esq & 
Coll James Davis, be a comittee of this house to joyn with 
the comittee of the upper house according to theire vote of 
May ye 1 st 1722, for bringing into the Treasury all postponed 
Money & an estimate of charges arrisen since his maj ties Pro- 
hibition for striking bills of credit & to Consider what sum 
is necessary to be now struck & emitted to pay the present 
Debts & to Lodge in the Treasury for the contingent charges 
of the governm* 

James Jeffry Cler. Ass m 

Then the house adjourned to thursday eight o'clock A. M. 



Thursday May y e 3 d a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment 
Present Mr. Speaker Pierce. 
L 4 Coll James Davis Samuell Estman Esq. 

L 4 Coll Peter Weare Capt Samuell Tibbets 

Jotham Odihorn Esq. Capt Daniell Greenough 

Maj John Gillman Capt John Gillman 

Andrew Wiggans Esq. Mr. Eaph r Dennit. 

In the house of Representatives. 

Voted y 4 y e act of this Province of the 15 th July 1721 so 
far as it relates to the Duties of Export & Impost be sus- 



312 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1722. 



pended imtill the Prov. of the Mass a put theire act of export 
& Impost in force relating to this Province. May y e 3 d 1722. 

Jas Jeffry, cler. Ass m 

Eod m Die. In Council Read & concur d 

Rich' 1 Waldron, cler. Con. 
[p. 314.] Thursday May y e 3 d a. m. 1722. 

The house adjourned till two o'clock p. m. 

Thursday May y 6 3 d p. m. the house met according to ad- 
journment all as above. 

May y e 3 d 1722. In the house of Representatives. 

Toted. That the souldiers in the late expedition to the 
Eastward be paid according to the Direction of this house. 

Then the house adjourned to fryday y e 4 th of May at eight 
o'clock a. M. 

Fryday May y e 4 th a. m. the house met according to the 
adjournment. 

Mr. Speaker Pierce 



Peter Weare Esq 
James Davis 
Jotham Odihorn 



Samuell Estman Esq. 
Capt Samuell Tibbets 
Esqrs Capt John Gillman 
John Gillman Mr. Eaph r Dennit. 

Andrew Wiggans J 

[See journal of assembly, p. 31.] 
May ye 4 th ) Objections in the house of Representatives ag* 

1722 ] y e acc ts &c returned by the Auditors (viz) 
[p. 315.] 1 st Article not to allow Capt Penhallow y e 

20 lb. £20 : — : — 
2 d and to allow but 24 s pr month to each centinell 
3 d to allow L 1 Lad four pounds pr month 
4 th the Doctor allowed thirty five pounds one shilling 
5 th the Deserters not to be paid any wages. 
The names of the Deserters viz. 
Moses Gatchell y e sums charged £11 : 18 : 3 

William Powell Returned £9 : 18 : 6 

Samuell Malloone Returned £9 : 18 : 6 

John Kcnistonc £9 : 18 : 6 

George Goodin, Danicll Jacobs, Ben Davis £6 : 6 : 

Richard Rand, Dan 11 Emerson & John Dorkam 

Sen 1 £3 : 19 : 4 

Bcnj. Judkins 9 : 18 : 6 

61 : 17 : 7 



1722.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 313 

In the house of Representatives may y e 4 th 1722. 

Resolved y* y e Muster Roles be made up according to this 
List above — & Lad but 3 lb pr month. 

Mr. Penhallow five pounds. 

Sundry accts bro* in since the auditors return viz. 
Thos Packer Esq. £19 : 10 : 

Lt Governour Wentworths ace 1 allowed £12 : 12 : 7 

Axwell Roberts not allowed 
Benj Akarman allowed being paid 40 8 
Benj Gambling allowed <£30 : : 

May y e 4 th 1722. In the house of Representatives. 

Voted y* y e above accounts be allowed. 

Jas. Jeffry clerk ass m 

[p. 316.] May y e 4 th 1722. 

Allowed Mr. Penhallow powder 6 lb wine £6 at 
Cambridge £3: 15: 

Capt Moodyes muster Role allowed £64: : 17 : 

Capt Penhallows muster Role with 
y c Doctors in it £193 : 16 : 8 

To Capt Penhallow himselfe for care &c to 
y e sould rs £10 : : 

Toted, may y e 4 th the above allowed 

James Jeffry Cler ass m 



May y e 4 th 1722. The house adjourned till two o'clock p. m. 

Friday May y e 4 th 1722 p. m. the house met accord, to 
adjournm*. Voted that Capt John Penhallow be presented 
w th ten pounds for his care & kindness to our souldiers as 
allowed above 

Eod m Die. Voted that the souldiers shall have but twenty 
four shillings pr month. 

Eod m Die Voted— 

That all those that Deserted the service tho' some of them 
returned yet shall wholly lose theire pay. 

Eod m Die Voted— 

That the Return of the Auditors Dated May y e 2 d be ac- 
cepted as Returned (except Capt Penhallows Muster Role 
and Capt Moodyes Muster Role, which are as the New Muster 
Rols Given in : and the ten pounds above to Capt Penhallow 



314 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

and that what is entrcd in theire muster Rols (as Drawn up 
by *onr clerk) ag* the severall names is in full Discharge 
thereof. 

Eod m Die Voted— 

That from henceforth all expresses y* shall be Imprest to 
go any where within this Province shall be allowed and paid 
by y e Treasury on certificate of his performance thereof six 
pence pr mile & eight pence pr mile to any place out of y e 
Province for going out for himselfe & horse & that all ferrys 
carry them free. 

Jas. Jeffry Cler Ass m 

Then the house adjourned to Saturday May y e 5 th 1722 a. m. 



[p. 317.] Sathurday May the 5 th 1722 a. m. The house met 
according to adjournment. 
Present 

Mr. Speaker Pierce 
Peter Weare 

James Davis Samuell Estman Esq 

John Gillman VEsqrs Capt Samuell Tibbets' 

Jotham Odihorn Capt Dan 11 Greenough 

Andrew Wiggans J Mr. Eaphr m Dennit 

Ordered that there be an order sent by y e clerk of this 
house to the select men of Hampton to pay Isaac Green 
what was allowed him 

Eod m Die : Axwell Roberts prayer of allowance of his 
accts of three pounds twelve shillings for entertaining the 
Indians hostages. 

In the house of Representatives — 

Resolved that it is the opinion of this house y* y e Prov. of 
the Massachusetts ought to pay it. 

Jas. Jeffry, Cler Ass m 
Eod m Die. Voted 

That a ccrtaine number of men be forthwith employed to 
cutt high waycs : one from Dover to Winnipissokee Pond 
and another from Exeter to the same pond, and that Maj. 
John Gillman, Coll Jas. Davis, Edw d Hall & Capt Jo n 
Gillman, Capt Sam 11 Tibbets <fc Capt Tim Gerrish, be a com- 
mittee to survey & mark s (1 wayes and make report to this 
house. 



1722.] JOURNAL OP THE HOUSE. 315 

Eod m Die. Resolved y* Mr. Treasurer Penhallow be allowed 
a further addition to his account (as before) the sume of six 
pounds for \ barrell powder : and six pounds more for a 
cask of wine : & three pounds for his expenses at Cambridge 
these being three articles submitted to the house by the 
Auditors. 

Jas. Jaffry cler Ass m 

Then the house adjourned to Munday May y e 7 th 1722 a. m. 



[p. 318] Munday May f 7 th 1722, a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment. Present 
Mr. Speaker Pierce 
James Davis ^ Capt John Gilman 

Jotham Odiorn I -^ Capt Samuell Tibbets 

John Gilman f ^ ' Capt Dan 11 Greenough 

Andrew Wiggans J Mr. Eaphr a Dennit 

One Bill Bro* Down for an Act to alter y e two Sup r Courts 
&c. & the return of the comittee for y e money and contin- 
gent charges. 

[See journal of Assembly, p. 35.] 
May the 7 th 1722 p. m. the house adjourned to tuesd May 8. 



[p. 319.] Tuesday May y e 8 th 1722 a. m. the house met 
accord, to adjournm* 

Present Mr Speaker Pierce. 
Peter Weare ^ Capt John Gilman 

James Davis Capt Sam 11 Tibbets 

Jotham Odiorn >Esqrs Capt Daniell Greenough 
Andrew Wiggans Mr. Eaphr. Dennit 

John Gilman J 
Pursuant to the votes of y e Gen 11 Assembly of the first, 
and 7 th instant wee have examined the State of the Province 
Debts &c. 

And find there has been post pon'd and drawn out of the 
treasury that is now to be Provided for (the sume of £5284 
pounds) by Repetition to be pd from y e yeare 1724 to 1728. 
We find the debts contracted since the Kings order to Pro- 
hibit y e striking Bills to amount £2256 : 16 : 4 
of which is paid by Impost &c. 255 



2001 : 16 : 4 



316 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

And for payment of the accrewing charges j rt will be Dew. 
viz. 

To his Excellency the Gov r £200 : 

Repaire of the fort £ 50 : 

Incidents £550 : 



800: : 
2001:16: 4 

2801 : 16 : 4 



To be repaid into the Treasury, one halfe in y e 1729 & the 
other halfe in 1730 : in like Bills of credit or such navall 
stores and species as shall be agreed upon by y e Gen 1 
Assembly to whom this Is submitted, pr 

Mark Hunking James Davis 

Geo. Jaffrey John Gillman 

Rich d Wibird Andrew Wiggan 

[p. 320.] May the 8 th 1722. The house of Representatives 
having considered the Report of the above comittee accept 
and concur to the same. 

» Jas. Jeffry Cler Ass m 
Then the house adjourned to three o'clock p. M. 
May y e 8 th p. m. The house met according to the adjourn- 
ment all as above. 

May y e 8 th 1722. The house adjourned to Wednesday 9 th 
eight of the clock a. m. 

Wednesday May y* ninth a.m. The house met according 
to adjournment. The Clerk having leave to be absent Mr. 
Daniell Greenough was chosen clerk Pr tempore. 
Present Mr. Speaker Pierce. 
Peter Weare ^ Capt John Gillman 

James Davis I -^ „ Capt Sam 11 Tibbetts 

Jotham Odiorn [ ^ Capt Daniell Greenough 
John Gillman J Andrew Wiggans 

Mr. Eaphr. Dennit. 
[See Journal of Assembly, p. 36.] 
Eod 111 Die. Voted— 

That Mr. Agent Newman be presented with £100 out 6f 
y e £200 voted to be Impressed 

Dan 11 Greenough Cler Pro. 
[p. 321.] Then the house adjourned till two oclock p. m. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 317 

Wednesday May y e ninth p. m. The house met according 
to adjournment, all present as in the morning. 

The Petition of Coll Walton being read relating to a 
comiss a at the Eastward considered and allowed five pounds 
to be pd him out of the Publick Treasury for Discharge of his 
sd. service at the Eastward as set forth in his Petition. 

Voted Mr Speaker Pierce, Coll James Davis, Coll Peter 
Weare, be a comittee to joyn such as may be chose in the 
upper house for the Preparing a Bill relating to the strikeing 
Bills of credit & signing the same. 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday May y e 10 th a. m. 



Thursday May y c 10, 1722 a. m. 
The house met accord to adjournm*. 

Present Mr. Speaker Pierce 
Peter Weare ^ John Gillman Esq. 

James Davis I -™ Capt John Gillman 

Jotham Odihorn ( ljSqrs Capt Samuell Tibbets 
Andrew Wiggans J Capt Dan 11 Greenough 

Mr Eaphr a Dennit 
In the house of Represent 

Yoted that a comittee of both houses be chosen to Desier 
our agent Mr Newman to give us advice w 1 proper steps to 
be used in order to obtaine y e Royall assent for striking 
Bills of Credit in this Province for y e encouragm* of Raising 
Navall Stores 

Capt Odiorn, Maj Gillman & Capt Wiggans Esqrs a 
Comtt. from y e house for y* end. 

D. G. C. Protempo. 
And then the house adjourned till two o'clock p. M. 

Thursday May y e 10 tb 1722. 

[p. 322.] The house met according to adjourn. — all pres- 
ent as in the morning. 

Eod ra Die. Whereas the Reverend Mr. Nathaniel Rodgers 
some time since took up .£150 of the £1500 and he hath 
now returned s d money to the Assembly, 

Yoted— 

That the said hundred & fifty pounds be Let out upon 
good security at 6 pr cent by Mr. Speaker Pierce & Mr. 
Eph r Dennit. 

Dan 11 Green Cler. p tern. 



318 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1722 



Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives. 
Toted — That his Exellencie be presented with an £100 to 
be paid him out of the Publick Treasury. 

Dan 11 Gr^en Cler Pro tern. 
Eod m Die. It is y e opinion of the house of Representa- 
tives that his Excellcie be reminded of Disolving the present 
Assembly. 

Dan 11 Green Cler. Pro tem 
Then the house adjourned to fryday May y e 11 th a. m. 



Fryday May y e 11 th 1722 a. m. the house met according to 
adjournment. 

Present 
Mr. Speaker Pierce 
Peter Weare 



James Davis 



Capt John Gillman 



Jotham Odiorn > Esqrs. Capt Sam 11 Tibbets 



John Gillman 
Andrew Wio-o-ans 



Capt Dan 11 Green c 
Mr. Eaphraim Dennit 



[p. 323.] May y e 11 th 1722. In the house of Representa- 
tives. 

Voted, that Maj. John Gillman, Capt John Gillman Coll 
Jas. Davis, Capt Sam 11 Tibbet, Capt Tim Gerrish & Mr. 
Edw d Hall be a comittee to survey & Cutt two High wayes 
from the heads of the Towns to Winipissiokee Pond and to 
be p d the charge out of .the Publick Treasury. 

Dan 11 Green Cler Pr tm 
Sent up for concurrence 
Non concurd. 
Eod ni Die. Voted 

That the Plates for Impressing y e Bills of Credit be left in 
the hands of Mr. Speaker Pierce. 

In Councill 
Voted. That L* Coll James Davis Maj John Gillman <fc 
Capt Tim Gerrish be a comittee to survey and find out y° 
most commodius high way to Winipissiokee pond and Report 
the same with an estimate of the charge y l will attend it to 
y e Governour and Councill within six weeks & that they be 
paid for the same out of the Treasury. 
Mayy e 11 th 1722. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 



1722.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 319 



In the house of Representatives 
May y e 11 th 1722. Read and concur'd 

Daniell Green Cler Pt m 
May ye 11 th 1722. In Council].. 

Voted y* no swine shall goe at Large in that p* of Ports- 
mouth which lies to the north east ward of a straight line 
which shall run from Edw d Cates house to the head of the 
Creek at Islington under y e Penalty of 10 s fine. One halfe 
to the Inform 1 the other halfe to y e Poore of s d Town. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives Read & Con- 
curred. 

Dan 11 Green Cler. pro tern. 
[p. 324.] fryday May y e 11 th 1722. 

The house was sent for up by his Excellency Gov r Shute 
and Prorouged to the first Tuesday in August next. 

Dan 11 Green Cler. Pt m 
Memorandum Maj. John Gillman took out his Debent r 
from y e 20 th of July 1721 to the 11 th May 1722. 

Dan 11 -Green Cler. Pt m 
Capt John Gillman for his to the same time 

D 1 Test. D G. 



June 25 th 1722, the house met by speciall order of the L* 
Governour. 

Present 
Mr.. Speaker Pierce 



Peter Weare 
James Davis 
Jotham Odihorn 
Andrew Wiggans 
John Gillman 



Capt John Gillman 
Capt Sam 11 Tibbets 
y Esqrs Capt Dan 11 Green 
Mr Eaph r Dennit 
Mr. John Dam 



The L* Gov. Sent for the house to the Councill Chamber 
and there made a verball speech : Relating to pressing men 
to be sent to the eastward into the Province of Maine. 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives. 

Resolved that no souldiers that is or may be Impressed in 
this Province be subsisted & paid by this Government for 
any service eastward unless in time of warr consented to 
by this Goverment and upon expeditions to the enemies head 
Quarters. 

James Jeffry Cler. Ass m 



320 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1722. 



[p. 325.] June 28 th 1722. In the house of Reprcsen* 
Voted— 

That his Excellency be Desicred y* ye men now Impressed 
may be Imployed in scouting within this Province and in 
cutting the Road to Wiaipissiokee Pond from Dover as lately 
surveyed <fc y* ye Treasurer suply them with provisions and 
a munition, and that no sons under age or servants be ad- 
mitted to take up any of theire wages without theire Parent 
or masters consent. James Jeffry Cler. Ass m 

The house was sent for up to the Councill Chamber and 
there by order from the Gov. the L* Govern 1 Dissolv d them. 

Mr. Speaker Pierce took out his Debenture from X r ye 2 d 
1721, to this Day being 27 dayes in all. 

J. J. Cler Ass m 
Assembly Dissolved. 
Mr. John Dam Took out his Debenture for 17 Dayes in full. 



[p. 326.] July 2 d 1722. A Generall Assembly call d 

The Representatives returned for the severall Towns for 
this Province of New Hampshire to serve in Generall Assem- 
bly for s d Province — are 

for Portsm , John Plaisted,Eaphraim Dennit and W m Fellows, 
for Hampton, John Redman John Sandburn <fc for ye falls 

Peter Weare Esq. 
For Exeter, John Gillman Esq. <fe Capt. John Gillman. 
for Strctham, Andrew Wiggans Esq. 
for Newington, Capt John Downing 

For New Castle, Jotham Odiorn Esq. & Theodore Atkinson. 
For Kingston, Samuell Eastman. 

Samuell Penhallow Esq <fc George Jaffry Esq accompanyed 
by y c clerk of the Councill, were sent down to adm r the oath 
according to act of Parliament which was Don & signed to 
by all above named. 

And y n the house was sent for up to the councill chamber 
<fc Desired to Repaire to theire house and make choice of a 
Speaker. 

The Representatives for Dover not being come the house 
deferr d chuseing for an houre or two. Dover Represent 8 not 
coming and growing late the house proceeded to y e choice of 
a speaker. 



1722.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 



321 



And Coll Peter Weare was chosen speaker by majority of 
votes in writing. 

Two persons were sent up to the Board to signifie they 
had chosen a speaker. 

The house being sent for up they presented Mr. Wyer as 
theire speaker who was well accepted. 

And then the Lif * Governour Prorouged the Gen 11 Assem- 
bly to the first tuesday in August next. 

Cap 1 Samuell Tibbets & Capt* Tim Gerrish for Dover ap- 
peared y e same Day, & Coll James Davis for the same place 
next Day. 



[p. 327.] Tuesday August 7 th 1722. 
The Assembly met according to Prorogation. 

P'sent 
M r Speaker Weare. 



Cap* John Downing 
M r John Redman 
M r Wm Fellows 
M r John Sandburn 
M r Eaphraim Denit 
M 1 ' Theo Atkinson 



Coll James Davis 

Jotham Odihorn 

Andrew Wiggans 

Samuell Eastman )> Esqrs. 

Cap* Sam 1 Tibbets 

Cap* Tim Gerrish 

Cap* John Gilman 
And the house was proroug d to Wednesday Aug* 15 th 1722. 
Coll Davis took out his Debenture to y e 28 th June 1722. 
Cap* Andrew Wiggans took out his Debenture to the 28 th 
June 1722. 

Cap* Sam 11 Tibbets took out his Debenture to y e 28 th June 
1722, 30 Dayes. 



Wednesday Aug* 15 1722 the house met according to pro- 
rogation. 

P'sent 
M r Speaker Weare. 



John Plaisted 
Jotham Odihorn 
Sam 1 Eastman 
Andrew Wiggans 
John Gilman 



21 



Cap John Gilman 
John Downing 
^ Esqrs M r John Redman 

John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson 
Cap* Wm Fellows 
L* Eaph r Dennit 



322 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

The Clerk of the Councill came Down from y e board with 
a Message from y e L l Gov r &c for the house to come up. 

The house went up accordingly. 

The L* Govern 1- communicated a Letter to the house from 
his Excellence. 

By Order from the house the former Orders of the house 
was read. 



[p. 328.] August 15 th 1722. 

Yoted, that the third parragraph (In the former orders of 
the house) &c be mended, viz. That no Member Speak twice, 
untill every one have libberty to Speak once to the matter or 
Cause in Question, Whether it be vote .Resolve or Order 
Bill &c. 

The L* Govern 8 Speech was Read & ordered to be coppied. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours. 

The JJ Govern 1 ' Speech. 

[See Journal Generall assembly, p. 46.] 

[p. 329.] (Letters referred to.) 

I rec d yours of y e 24 & 27 Ints. and have Since wrote to you by Cap* 
Plaisted in which was inclosed a Declaration for Warr which I Ques- 
tion not you have made Publick by beat of Drum in his maj tiea Province 
of New Hampsh 1 This affairr oblidges me to meet the Gen 1 Assembly 
on y e 8 th of the next month y 4 so I may be enabled to Prosecute this 
warr which wee are forced into, with utmost vigor. It will be abso- 
lutely necessary also y* you should meet the assembly in New Hamp- 
shire much about the same time y* so y r Province may Send theire 
Quota, wee having out already 600. 

This you must press to them in the MoSt Earnest Manner, for if we 
joyn heartily in this affaire, I hope through Gods blessing we Shall in 
a short time Drive these Barbarous Indians from amongst uss. all the 
News wee have from Great Brittaine is the Discovery of a New Plot 
of which at p'sent wee have not y e Perticulars. 

I am y r humble Serv* 

Sam'l Siiute. 

Boston July 30 1722. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 323 

[p. 330.] Wednesday August 15 th p. m. 
The house met according to adjournment 
Present as in the morning 
A message sent up to signify the three Dover Reprent a 
was Ready to be sworn and Qualified to sit. 

Coll Packer & Richard Wibird Esqrs with the clerk of the 
Councill was sent Down to Quallify s d members which was 
don accordingly in the assembly. 
Eod m Die- 
Voted, That any member of this house that shall neglect 
to weare his sword or be found without it during the sessions 
of Gen 11 assembly from this Day shall pay a fine of one shil- 
ling to the clerk of this house for ye use of the house and 
the fine to be Repeated as ofted as found without a sword. 

Jas. Jaffry CI. As. 
Eod m Die. 

Voted that James Jeffry be clerk of the assembly for the 
Province of New-Hampshire on the same establishment as 
formerly agreed for. 

Jas Jeffrey Cler Ass m 

Eod m Die. Order of the house. 

Voted ' 

That every bill to be passed in this house be read three 
times, and that there be two adjournments of this house 
before any Bill pass. 
. This to be further consid d off. 

Then the house adjourned to nine of the clock Thursday 
y e 16. a. M. 



Thursday August 16 th 1722 a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment. 
Present Mr Speaker Weare. 
Coll John Plaisted ^ Capt John Downing 



James Davis 
Jotham Odihorn 



John Gillman 
Tim Gerrish 



Andrew Wiggans f ±jSqrs Sam 11 Tibbets 



John Gillman 

Samuell Eastman 

John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson 
W m Fellows. 



L* Eaphr a Denit 
Mr. John Redman 



321 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

[p. 332.] Thursday August y e 16 th 1722. a. m. 
In the house of Representatives. 
Voted— 

That Coll John Plaisted, Coll James Davis, Maj. John 
Gillman, Capt William Fellows & Capt Tim Gerrish be a 
comittee of this house to draw up an answer to the L* Gov r3 
speech, and present it to this house for acceptance. 

James Jaffry Cler Ass m 
Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

Thursday August 16 1722 p. m. the house met according 
to adjournment all present as in the morning. 

The Govornours Letter of y e 13 th was Bro t Down to be 
comunicated to the house, which was read. 

Sir, 

The Government of the Massachusetts are Determined to take vigor- 
ous measures in the Warr wee are now entered into ag l the Indian 
Rebels and I expect you will readyly joyn with them in this Important 
affaire. We are now forming an expedition against the Indians in 
which I will employ three hundred & thirty men besides the souldiers 
which will be left to guard the frontiers, you must therefore raise 
seventy good effective men at least to be an entire company to joyn 
with them. Let them be raised with all possible expedition and 
furnished with good arms and amunition. Send me the names of the 
Capt s & Liu* you think proper for this service and I will send their 
comss 118 , 

Communicate this to the Gen u assembly 
Your serv* 1 

Sam'l Shute. 

August 13th 1722. 

Eod m Die 

The comittee returned with an answer to the Liu 1 Gov- 
ern" Speech which was Read three times & Resolved in the 
house y* it be sent up. 

Jas. Jaffry Cler Ass m 

Answer to Lt Gov 8 speech 

[See Journal of Assembly, p. 49] 

Eod m Die— 

[p. 335.] A vote of the Councill sent down to chuse three of 
this house to joyn with three of the upper house to consider 
the Gov rs Letter of the 13 th inst and make Report thereon. 
Then the house adjourned to friday y e 17 th a. m. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 325 

Friday August y e 17 th 1722. 

Friday August y e 17 th 1722 a. m. 
the house met according to adjournment. 
P'sent M r Speaker Weare. 



Coll John Plaisted 
Jas Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
Andrew Wiggans 
John Gilman 
Sam 11 Eastman 
Cap 1 Tim Gerrish 



Cap* John Gillman 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
W m Fellows 
> Esqrs John Downing 

Mr. John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson 
Eaphr a Dennit 

Coll James Davis & Capt Tim Gerrish &c Bro* in theire 
acct for paym* of theire service in surveying the Ehoad to 
Winipisiokee Pond. 

Voted y e ace 1 allowed to the sume of £13 & con curd at y e 
upper house. Eod m Die. 

A vote Bro* Down from the house for chusing three men 
of each house to be a comittee of War for the Disposition of 
the men of the Province to joyn with the comander in chief 
in y e affaire which vote was read & being put to vote whether 
such a comittee should be chosen or not. It past in the 
negative. 

[p. 336] Friday August 17 th 1722 A. M. 
In Councill August 17 th 1722. 

Voted — That one of the house be joyned with one of this 
Board to waite on his Excellencie with the answer the House 
to his Excellencies Letter &the L* Govern rs speech & discorse 
him thereon. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Read and concurd 
[p. 337.] The house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment present as in the 
morning. 

James Jaffry was sworn clerk of this house whose oath as 
folio weth viz. 

You James JafTry Do sweare y* you will faithfully Dis- 
charge y e office and Duty of clerk of this house according 
to your best skill & knowledge, and to make true entries of 
all orders Resolves & Votes of this house in due place & 
form according to Direction and need may require. 



326 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

A message from the Board to form Instructions for y e Gen 1 
to be sent the Govern 1 

Fry day August 17, 1722. 
[p. 338.] In the house of Representatives. 
Voted. 

That a comittee of this house be chosen to joyn with a 
comittee of the upper house to draw up Instructions for 
those Gen 1 that are to waite on his Excellencie according to 
our vote in the morning and to Lay y e same before the Gen 11 
Assembly for theire approbation. 

Jas Jeffry Cler. Ass m 

Sent up for concurrence. 
Eod m Die. In Councill Read & concurd & voted y* Coll 
Mark Hunking George Jaffry & Richard Wibird Esq. be of 
the comittee from y e board to joyn w th soe many of y e 
house for y e service above. 

Rich d Waldron Cler. Con 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted. That Andrew Wiggans Esq. Capt. W m Fellows 
& Mr Theo Atkinson be of y e comittee of this house for y* 
s d service. 

Jas Jeffry Cler Ass m 

Eod m Die. Capt Daniell Greenough preferd a petition to 
to this house 

Eod m Die. A vote of this house in X r 1721 relating to Isaac 
Green of Hampton, relating to his Imprisonm 4 at Newbury 
on ace 1 of Rates was read. 

In the house of Representatives. 

Voted, y* y e s d Isaac Green have the allowance then given 
him and y 1 the select men of the Town of Hampton make 
an assesment for y e same on s d Town. 

Jas Jeffry Cler. Ass ra 
[p. 339.] Fryday August y e 17, 1722, p. m. 

Bcnj a Akarman Petitioned this assembly for an allowance 
of seven pounds for his service in y e ycare 1721. 
Eod m Die — In the house of Representatives 

Voted, it be allowed and paid him out of ye Treasury 

Jas Jaffry Cler Ass ra 

A message from the Board that Green and Akarmans 
voats are concured with. 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday August 18 th A. M. 
nine o'clock. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 327 



Sathurday August 18 th 1722 a. m. the house met accord- 
ing to adjournment. 

Present Mr Speaker Weare. 
Coll John Plaisted 
Ja 8 Davis 



Jotham Odiorn 
Andrew Wiggans 
John Gillman 
Sam 11 Eastman 



Capt John Downing 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
y Esqrs Tim Gerrish 
W m Fellows 
John Gillman 
Mr. Eaphr a Dennit 
John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson 

In the house of Representatives. 
Toted, That all privat centinells Imprest in this Province 
shall have forty shillings pr month wages for theire service 
Don in this Province for two years next ensueing. 

Ja s JefTry Cler Asse m 

Samuell Eastman Esq took out his Debenture from y e 
20 th June 1721 to this Day for 27 Days. 

Eod m Die. Upon Reading y e vote relating to Isac Green, 
Mr John Redman enters his Descent ag* it. 

[p. 340.] Saturday August 18 th 1722 a. m. In the house 
of Representatives. 

Resolved that y e hearty thanks of this house be given to 
the hon ble the L* Gov r for his good care of the Province in 
Providing and keeping out scouts & in viewing & taking 
care of the out Garrisons and humbly prays his hon r to con- 
tinue the like good care. And that Coll James Davis Sam- 
uell Estman Maj r John Gillman Esq & Capt Tim Gerrish 
be a commitee to present this vote and the thanks of the 
house. 

Jas JefTry Cler Ass m 

Eod m Die. The comittee for Drawing up y e instructions 
for y e Gen* that are to waite upon y e Govern r according to 
the vote yesterday made theire return which was read & 
amended and sent up for concurrence. 

Jas. Jeffry Ass m 

Eod m Die. Y e same Bro't Down againe and nonconcur'd 



328 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1722. 



with and another voate Bro 1 Down from y e Board relating to 
the same business, was read and concurd w th . 
[See Journal of Assembly, p. 52.] 

August y e 18 th 1722. 
[p. 342.] The L* Gov r sent for the house up to the Bord. 

Mr Speaker and the house went up accordingly : and was 
Prorouged to Wednesday the 29 th inst. 



Wednesday y e 29 th August the house met according to 
adjournment. 

P'sent Mr Speaker W T eare. 
Coll' John Plaisted Capt William Fellows 

James Davis John Downing 

Jotham Odiorn ^ John Gillman 

Andrew Wiggans I p Tim Gerrish 

Sam 11 Eastman f ^ sqrS Sam 11 Tibbets 

John Gillman J Mr John Redman 

John Sandburn 
Eaphr 1 Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 

A message by y e cler con. that his hon r y c L* Governor 
Directs this hon ble house to attend him in the Councill Cham- 
ber. 

Mr Speaker & the house went up accordingly. 

The L* Gov r made a speech to them and then return'd to 
the house againe. 

And the clerk the clerk con. Bro* Down the speech in 
writing : viz, 

[See Journal of Assembly, p. 54.] 

Mr Geo JafTrey was sent Down with the Gov rs letter and 
Read it. The substance whereof was y 1 the Gov 1- expected 
our Quota ready to ship on Board Mr Prats vessell now 
bound to the Eastward & Provisions <fcc. 

A Petition of the Representatives of the Town of Dover 
in Bchalfe of said Town Relating to thcirc Gramer Schoole 
was Bro* Down from the board with a vote on it past there 
the Petition was read in the house and ordered to lv under 
consideration. Then the house adjourned to thursday, Au- 
gust 30 th 



1722.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 329 

Thursday August y e 30 th A. M. 
The house met according to adjournment. 
P'sent Mr Speaker Weare. 



John Plaisted 
James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
Samuell Eastman 
Andrew Wiggans 
John Gillman 



Capt John Downing 

John Gillman 

Sam 11 Tibbets 
^Esqrs Tim o Gerrish 

W m Fellows 
Mr John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Eaph r Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 

Yoted, that a bill be drawn up for encouragment of Vol- 
lun ts & Souldiers of this Province ag* the Indian Ennemy, & 
that a Comittee of this house be Chosen to Joyn with a 
Comittee of the upper house for Drawing up a Bill accord- 
ingly. 

Sent up for Concurrence. 

August 30, 1722 
[p. 344.] August ye 30 th a. m. 

The Dover Petition was Read & Concurred with, Provided 
they keep a Schoole for writeing & arithmetick ; & Sent up. 

A letter was Read from his Exilencie, "Expecting 50 Soul- 
diers & officers, and that the Treasurer be ordered to Supply 
with Provisions for y e Eastward. 

Resolved, that no men be supported by this Government 
in the Eastern Country, for the Reasons Rendered in the 
Answer to the hon ble the Liu* Gover* Speech to this house 
Aug* 17, 1722. 

A Petition of Daniell Green ough & others ag* Jotham 
Odiorn Esq, was Read in the house. The Question being 1 
put whether the Petitioners should be heard upon theire 
Petition or not. It past in the affirmative, to be heard the 
Second day of the Sitting of the next Sessions, and that y e 
Clerk of the Assembly Notify y e p'sons concerned accordingly. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours. 

Thursday August 30, p. m. 

the house met according to adjournment. A vote Pro 1 
Down from y e Board. 

In Councill August y e 30 th 1722. 

Voted, That a Block house be forthwith Built at Wini- 
pishokee Pond, at such place and in such form as a Com- 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1722. 



ittee to be appointed for y 1 End shall Direct, for the Anno} r - 
ance of the Indian Enemy in those parts. And that a 
Comittee of both houses be appointed to make an estimate 
of the Charge in order to have the Same allowed, and 
Voted which Comittee for makeing the estimate on the part 
of the Board are Coll. Hunking & Coll Walton. 

R. W. Cle. Con. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Represent. Read & Concur- 
red with, and Voted, that Coll. James Davis & Cap* Tim 
Gerrish be a Comittee of this house to Joyn with the above 
Comittee for the end aboves d 

J J C As m 
[p. 345.] August 30 th 1722. 

The Vote for encouragement of Volluntiers & Souldiers 
<fcc. Came Down Concurred with, and that George Jaffrey <fe 
Richard Wibird Esq rs appointed from the Board to Draw up 
a Bill accordingly. 
Eod. Die. In the house of Representatives. 

Voted. That Cap 1 William Fellows & M r Theodore At- 
kinson be of the Comittee from this house to Joyn with the 
above Comittee for the end aboves d 

Then the house adjourned to fryday y* 31, August, a. m. 



Fryday August 31 st 1722 A. M. 

The house met according to adjournm* 

Present, Mr. Speaker Weare. 



John Flaisted 
James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
Andrew Wiggans 
John Gilman 
Sam 11 Eastman 



> Esqrs 



Cap* John Downing 
John Gillman 
W m Fellows 
Tim Gerrish 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
M r John Redman 
Theo. Atkinson 
John Sandburn 
Eaph r Dennit. 
Eod m Die. The act for Exempting the Town of Dover 

from y c Penalty in y c act Relating to Gramcr Schooles read 

three times and past to be enacted. J J C A. 

Eod m Die. The Comittee for Estimateing the charge for 

Building a block house at Winipissiokce Pond made their 

Report. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 



331 



That it would cost to build Said fort fifty foot Long and 
forty foot wide, fifteen foot without and Eight foot high 
within about £300. 

Eod m Die. In the house. 

The Question being put whether to build said Block house 
or not. 

It past in the affirmative. J J C A. 

[p. 346.] August 31, 1722. 

In the house. 

A Vote for the Millitary comission officers in y e Respective 
Towns within this Province be a comittee of Millitia for 
ordering all things referring to the Building and Letting of 
Garrisons and appointing the Inhabitants severally thereto 
&c. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours. 

Fryday August ye 31, 1722 p. M. 

The house met according to adjournment all present. 
The Question being put whether the Ten pounds aded to 
Boston act for scalp money pass or not. 

It past in the negative. 

Then the house adjourned to Saturday 7 br y e ist 1722 A. M. 



Sathurday September the first a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment 
P'sent Mr. Speaker Weare. 



John Plaisted 
James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
Samuell Eastman 
Andrew Wiggans 
John Gillman 



y Esqrs 



Capt John Downing 
John Gilman 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
Tim Gerrish 
W m Fellows 
Mr. John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson 
Eap. Dennit 



Eod m Die. 

The vote for the encouragement of Killing and Takeing 
Indians was Read & past nemini contradicente. 

Eod m Die. 

Voted that ye millitary comission officers in y e Respective 
Towns within this Province be a comittee of Millitia for 
ordering all things referring to the Building and setling 
garrisons. 

Sent up for concurrence. 



332 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

[p. 347.] Sathurday T r the first 1722. 
In the house, &c. 

Yoted that the Report of the Comittee for Building a Block 
house at Winisiokee Pond be accepted with this amendment 
That the s d Block house or fort be built fifty foot square, and 
that the comander in cheife be dcsiered to Provide one 
hundred <fc fifty men at Least for y 1 service including the 
Laborers. And y 1 it be begun as soone as conveniently may 
be, and y 1 y° Treasurer supply the men accordingly. 

J J C. Asm 

A Message from the Board By Mr Treasur r Geo Jaffry & 
Richard Wibird Esq. signifying that what was ordered for 
suply into the Treasury is expended and that a further 
order for subsisting be taken into consideration 
In the house &c. 

Yoted, That foure hundred pounds be paid the Treasu r of 
this Province for y e subsisting the forces y* shall be Imployed 
In Building y e Block house voted to be Built at Winipisiokee 
& for furnishing with Provision & amunition such volunteers 
as shall obtaine y e approbation of the comander in chiefe for 
the time being. 

J J C As m 

A message by the Cler Con. that the above vote is con- 
cur'd, and y 4 y c Bill of this house entituled an act to En- 
courage y e Prosecution of the Indian enemy & Rebels was 
concur' d 

And also y e Bill for Building y e Block house at Winipissio- 
kee Pond was concurred. 

And also y e Bill in addition to the act for Regulating the 
millitia concur'd and all ready for signing 

[p. 348.] 7 r y e 1 st 1722. 

In the house &c. 
Yoted, That the Millitary comission officers in their Re- 
spective Townes within this Province be a comittee of mil- 
litia for ordering of all things referring to the Building & 
Setling of Garrisons; as they or the map part of them 
shall sec occasion. And the several Inhabitants are hereby 
Required to yield Due obedience to the orders of the said 
comittee on Penalty of a fine of five shillings pr day for 
every dayes refusall. And upon Refusall of payment of such 
fine he or they shall forthwith by warrant from y e comanding 
officers of y c company to which he or they belong, Directed 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 



333 



to the clerk thereof, be forthwith sent to his Maj lies Goal at 
Portsmouth there to Rem a untill the fine be paid and all 
charges accruing thereon. 

Sent up for concurrence. 

Concurr'd with as before. J J C A 

A message from the Board by the cler con 

That the house appeare at the Board. 

Mr Speaker and the house went up accordingly and the 
assembly was Prorouged to the eighth of October next. 

Coll Weare took out his Debenture 34 to y e 6 th 7 r 1722 



Munday the 8 th of 8 r 1722 the house met according to 
adjournment. 

Present Mr Speaker Weare. 



James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
John Gillman 
Andrew Wiggans 
John Plaisted 



Capt William Fellows 
John Downing 
Esqrs John Oilman 

Mr John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Eaph r Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 



by y e clerk for the house to appeare at the 



[p. 349.] 8 r y e 8 th 1722. 

A mess 
Board. 

Mr Speaker and the house went up accordingly and was 
prorouged to the 17 th inst. 



Wednesday 8 r y e 17 th 
Prorogation. Present 



1722. The house met according to 



Mr Speaker Weare 



John Plaisted 
Jotham Odiorn 
John Oilman 
Sam 11 Eastman 
Andrew Wiggans > 



Capt John Downing 
Tim Oerrish 
Esqrs Sam 11 Tibbets 
W m Fellows 
John Gillman 
Mr. John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Eaph r Dennet 
Theo Atkinson 



334 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

A message from the L 1 Gov r by M r Cler Waldron that the 
house attend him at the Board. 

Mr Speaker and the house went up accordingly Where 
they rec d the Liu 1 Govern 9 speech which was sent down to 
to the house imcdiatly. 

[See Journal of Assembly, p. 60.] 
[p. 351.] In the house &c 

Yoted That Coll John Plaisted Andrew vYiggans Esqr 
Capt W m Fellows & Mr Theo Atkinson be a comittee of the 
house to answer the Liu 1 Gov rs speech and present to this 
house for approbation. J J C A. 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday 18 th 8 r 1722 a. m. 

Thursday 8 r the 18 th 1722 a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment. 
Present Mr Speaker Weare. 



John Plaisted 
James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
Andrew Wiggans 
John Gilman 
Samuell Estman 



Capt John Downing 
W m Fellows 
Sam" Tibbets 
Tim Gerrish 
John Gillman 
Mr John Redman 
Mr Eaph r Dennit 
John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson. 



[p. 352.] Thursday 8 r y e 18 th 1722. 

The comittee for answering the Liu 1 Gov 1 ' 8 speech made 
theire return which was Read & accepted & Resolved to be 
sent up. 

[See Journal of Assembly, p. 62.] 
[p. 353.] 8 r 18th 1722. 

The answer to the L* Gov 1 ' 8 speech was sent up. 

The matter of Capt Frost & Greenoughs Petition ag 1 Jo- 
tham Odiorn Esq was Bro 1 forward. 

The Parties Calcd. 

Capt John Frost Capt Daniell Greenough and Mr Jo 9 
Simpson appeared and produced several evidences to make 
good the complaint in theire Petition. 

The evidences being read and Parties heard and the mat- 
ter Debated, 

And put to vote whether s (1 Odiorn was legally chosen or 
not. It past in the affirmative, and 



1722.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 335 

Resolved that s d Jotham Odiorn Esq was legally chosen a 
Representative for the Town of New Castle, and Reconducted 
to his place againe. 

Then the house adjourned to fryday 8 r y e 19 th 1722. 

Nine of the clock a.m. 



Fryday 8 r y e 19 th a. m. The house met according to ad- 
journment. 

Present Mr Speaker Weare. 



John Plaisted 
James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
John Gillman 
Samuell Eastman 
Andrew Wiggans 



Capt John Downing 

John Gillman 

W m Fellows 
Esqrs ^ ^.^ 

Sam 11 Tibbets 

Mr John Redman 

John Sandburn 

Theo Atkinson 

Eaph r Dennet 

In the house of Representatives. 

Resolved that the established wages for all officers & soul- 
diers in the service of this Province & Don in this Province 
for two years now next ensuing from y e 17 th of August last 
past shall be [p. 354.] For a capt 8 seven pounds pr month 
for a Liu* foure pounds for a serg* & clerk each fifty-eight 
shillings for a corporall forty-five shillings for a cent 8 forty 
shillings. Aug 1 y e 19 m 1722. J J C A. 

Sent up for concurrence. 

Eod ra Die. A message from the Board by y e clerk con. 

That the above voat was con cured with. 

In the house of Rep r 

Resolved That the Treasurer be sent for and ordered to 
bring in his accompts what he hath paid and what money he 
gives the Province credit for since his last ac* made up in 
1721. J J C A. 

Then the house adjourned to two o'clock p. M. 



Fryday 8 r y e 19 th 1722 , the house met according to adjor" 
all present as in the morning 
Then the house adjourned to Saturday 8 r y e 20 th a. m. 



336 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[172: 



according 



Saturday 8 r y e 20 th 1722. the house met 
adjor 11 . 

P'sent Mr Speaker YTeare. 
John Plaisted ^ Cap* John Gillman 



to 



Jotham Odiorn 
Samuell Eastman 
Andrew Wiggans 
John Gillman 
James Davis 



Esqrs 



Tim Gerrish 
W m Fellows 
John Downing 
Mr. John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson 
Eaphr a Dennit 
Samuell Tibbets. 



Eod m Die. 

Voted that John Plaisted Esq. Capt William Fellows Mi- 
Theodore Atkinson & Mr Clerk Jeffrey be a comittee of 
this to examin the Treasurers acc ts from May 1721 and the 
Prov acc t8 and state them in the best manner they can, 
That it may be known how the state of the cash in y e Trea- 
sury stands and make theire return to this house Munday 
next. J J C A. 

[p. 355.] Sathurday 8 r y e 20 th 1722. 
Eod m Die. In Councill. 

Voted. That a comittee of both houses be appointed to 
examine the Treasurers acc ts from the month of July 1721 
& Report to the gen 11 Assembly the present state of the 
Treasury & y* Mark Hunking & George Jaffrey Esqrs to be 
of y e Comittee from the Board for the service above 

RWC C 
Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives Read and 
Eod m Die A Bill read for making an act ag* psons selling 
without License Read & sent up for Concurrence. 

Then the house adjourned to Munday 3 o'clock p. M. 

Munday 8 r y° 22 <l . The house met according to adjornm 1 
P'sent Mr. Speaker Weare. 



John Plaisted 
John Gillman 
Andrew Wiggans 



Esqrs 



Capt John Downing 
W m Fellows 
Tim Ncrrish 
Mr John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson 
Eaph 1 * Dennit 



1722.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 



337 



The comittee for examining the accompts not being ready 
to make theire return the house adjourned to Tuesday 8 r y e 
23 d 1722 a. M. 



Tuesday 
adjournm 1 



> r y e 23 d 1722, a. m. the house met according to 
Present Mr. Speaker Weare. 



John Plaisted 
Jotham Odiorn 
Jas Davis 
Sam 11 Eastman 
John Gillman 
Andrew Wiggans 



> Esqrs 



Capt John Downing 
John Gillman 
W m Fellows 
Tim Gerrish 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
Mr John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson 
Eaphr 1 Dennit. 
[p. 356.] Tuesday 8 r y e 23 d 

Voted. That the bonds for the 15001b lying in the former 
speakers hands be sent for & Lodged in the hands of a pson 
appointed by this assembly. J J C A. 

& ordered that Capt Tim Gerrish & Capt John Gillman 
be sent from this house for them. J J C A. 

Eod m Die. the above two Gen 1 Bro 1 the bonds being twelve 
in number and Gave them the Speaker. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours P. M. 
Tuesday 8 r y e 23 d 1722 p. m. the house met according to 
adjournnr 

The comittee not being ready to make theire return 
The house adjourned to Wednesday 8 r y e 24 th 1722 A. M. 



Wednesday 8 r y e 24 th 1722 a. m. the house met according 
to adjournment. 

Present Mr. Speaker Weare. 



John Plaisted 
James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
John Gillman 
Andrew Wiggans 
Sam 11 Eastman 



> Esqrs 



Capt John Downing 
John Gillman 
W m Fellows 
Tim Gerrish 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
Mr John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Theo. Atkinson 
Eaph r Dennit. 
The house adjourned for two hours. 
22 



338 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

Wednesday 8 r y e 24 th 1722 p. m. the house met according 
to adjournment, all Present as in the morning. 

Voted that Jotham Odiorn Esqr and Mr Thco Atkinson 
and Mr Eaphr a Dennit be a comittee of this house to Joyn 
with a comittee of the upper house to examine the Muster 
Holes of the souldiers in the service this last Sumer in order 
'to be laid before this house for allowance. J J C A. 

[p. 357.] 8 r y e 24 th 1722 p. m. 

The comittee for Examining the Treasurer & Province 
acc ts made theire Return to this house a copy of which lies on 
file. In the house Voted, the said Return be accepted and 
the accompts allowed. J J C A. 

Then the house adjor d to thursday y e 25 th 1722 a. m. 



Thursday 8 r y e 25 th 1722 a. m. The house met according 
to adjournment. 

Present Mr Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ^ Capt John Downing 

Jotham Odiorn ! John Gillman 

Andrew Wiggans > Esqrs Tim Gerrish 
John Gillman Sam 11 Tibbets 

Sam 11 Estman J W m Fellows 

Mr. John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson 
Eaph Dennit 

Eod m Die. The act for the excise amended & sent up. 

Eod m Die. The act 3 returned by the comittee was sent 
up. 

Eod m Die. In the house &c. 

Voted that two hundred paire of Snow Shoocs & so many 
paire of mogusoons be forthwith provided & made at the 
publick charge Each Town in this Province to make their 
Proportion according to theire Last Province Tax. And y* 
y e select men in each Town take care the same be Don and 
Rate each Town and pay for the makeing thereof and y* y e care 
of them be under the chief millitary officer in each Town and 
that they shall not be used at any time but for his Maj'ties 
service, nor Lent. Sent up for concurrence 

J J C A. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 389 

[p. 358.] Thursday 8 r y e 25, 1722. 

A message from the board for theire voat of y e 20 th past 
Relating to a Comittee of that Board to Joyn with a com" of 
this house to examin the Treasurers acc ts which vote was 
read and non concurred. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Resolved, That it is the undoubted Right of this house to 
examine & allow the Treasurers accompts. 

J J Cler ass m 
Eod m Die. 

Voted that y e £5384 ordered to be Imprest, May y e 7 th 
Last past be Bro* into this house by the comittee that signed 
the same — in order to be put into the hands of Trustees to 
be appointed for y* end according to s d vote of May y e 7 th for 
the exchanging the same. 

J J C A. 

The above vote sent down Blank from the Board pr Mr. 
JafTrey. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours. 

Thursday 8 r y e 25 th 1722. p. M. the house met according 
to adjournment all present as in y e morning. 
In the House of Representatives. 

It is the opinion of this house that the vote sent up this 
Day relateing to the £5384 — is consonant to the act Relate- 
ing to the same and alsoe to the Gov rs comiss 11 , the above 
opinion sent down 
Blank pr m r JafTrey. J J C A 

Then the house adjourned to fryday 8 r y e 26 th A. M. 



[p. 359.] Fryday 8 r y e 26 th 1722 a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment 
Present Mr. Speaker Weare. 



John Plaisted 
Jotham Odiorn 
John Gillman 
Samuell Estman 
Andrew Wiggans 
Capt John Downing 
William Fellows 



Capt John Gillman 
Tim Gerrish 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
y Esqrs Mr. John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson 
Eaphra Dennit. 



340 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

Mr. Justice Eastman tooke out his Debenture from y e l 8t 
May 1722, to this day 36 Dayes in all 

Eod m Die — The Question being put whether the three 
Towns viz, Portsmouth, Hampton & Exeter shall have Trus- 
tees for y e <£5384 or in Portsmouth only. 

It past for the three towns. 

Eod m Die. Voted that the £538-1 appointed to be Lodged 
in Trustees hands for exchanging be Lodged part in Ports- 
mouth part in Hampton and part in Exeter for y* end in 
psons to be nominated by both houses one thousand pounds 
in Hampton, and one thousand in Exeter and the rest in 
Portsmouth. 

J JC A. 

Eod m Die a message y e vote is concurred with 

Then The house adjourned for two hours. 

Fryday 8 r y c 26 th 1722 p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all present as in 
the morning — And the comittee for auditing the muster 
Roles made theire Return. 

[See Journal of Assembly, p. 68.] 

[p. 360.] 8 r y e 26 1722 In the house of Representatives. 
Resolved. The above ac ts of the Muster Roles returned 
by y e comittee of audit be allowed the severall sums entered 
ag 1 the officers names. J. Jaffry CI. Ass m 

[p. 361.] In the house of Representatives. 

Capt Sam 11 Tibbets ace* £ : 15 

Capt John Gilmans acc ts £2 : 15 

Capt Tim Gerrish & two others <£8 : 6 

Capt Jas Davis & Doctor Alden £6 : — 

An ace* for Coll Waldron £9 : — 






£26 : 16 : — 
8 r y e 26, 1722. 
In the house of Representatives. 
The above ace* being referred to the Assembly Resolved 
that tlie above ace 1 be allowed as the sums are set off ag* y e 
names. J J C Ass m 

In Councill 8 r y c 26, 1722. 
Voted that mark flunking, George Jaffry & Richard Wi- 
bird Esqrs be of the Trustees from the Board for receiving 
that part of the five thousand three hundred eighty foure 



1722.] JOUENAL OF THE HOUSE. 34l 

pounds which is to be Lodged at Portsmouth for exchanging 
the old out standing Defaced Bills. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con. 

Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives, 
read & concurred — and 

Yoted — That Coll John Plaisted Capt Joshua Pierce, Mr 
Eaphraim Dennit be of the Trustees from this house to Joyne 
with the Gen ts above appointed for y* end. 

J J C Ass m 
Eod m Die. 

Yoted y 1 Coll Peter Weare be of the Trustees of this 
house for y* part of y e five thousand three hundred 84 pounds 
to be Lodged in Hampton & Maj r John Gillman be of y e 
Trustees for the Town of Exeter for y e service above. 
8 r 26, 1722. 
In the house of Representatives, 
[p. 362.] Yoted that all the men under the comand of 
Capt John Penhallow at Arrowsowick be made up thirty two 
shillings pr month for all the Time they were in y e service, 
and the Deserters y e same wages of thirty two shillings pr 
month for the Time they were in the service and nothing 
more to Capt Penhallow and to Lt Lad 10s per month added 
to what was allowed before. J J C A. 

[p. 363.] Sathurday 8 r y e 27 th 1722. a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all present But 
Coll Davis. 

Memorandum — That the Bonds Relating to y e 1500 lb 
Loan & 230 lb besides in all 1730 lb thirteen bonds are de- 
livered by the psent speaker to Coll John Plaisted for safe 
keeping. 
Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives. 

Yoted — That the sume of five hundred thirty eight pounds 
eleven shillings and three pence be paid into the Treasury 
of this Province by the comittee y* signed y e £2800 for the 
payment of the muster Roles and acc ts allowed by y e generall 
assembly 8 r y e 26 1722. 

And that it be p d to the severall officers & psons as the 
sums are carryed off against theire names & y* y e comander 
in chiefe for the time being be desired to Issue out his War- 
rant accordingly. 
Eod ra Die. A message y 1 above voat concurred with. 



342 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives. 
Voted — That his Excellencie y e Governour be presented 
with one hundred pounds to be paid him out of the Treasury 
for his support in mannaging y e affairs of y e Goverm* to 8 r y e 
1 st 1722. 

Sent up for concurrence. 
Eod m Die. 

Resolved, that y e sume of one hundred pounds be paid out 
of y e Publick Treasury to his Hon r y e Lift Gov r , for his great 
care & speciall service Don this Province. 

J J C Ass m 



[p. 364.] 8 r y c 27, 1722. 
An ace* of Mr. Smales for 25s for 2 years. 
Last past be allowed £1:5 

In council 8 r y e 27 th 1722. 

Voted That Mark Hunking George Jaffrey & Richard 
Wibird Esqrs be of the Trustees from the board to joyn with 
soe many of the house to receive the five thousand three hun- 
dred eighty foure pounds in equall parts for exchanging the 
outstanding bills according to the Tenor of y e act. 

RWC Con. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives. 

Read & concurred. 
Voted— That Coll Peter Weare Coll John Plaisted & Maj r 
John Gilman be of the Trustees from y e house (to joyn 
with those chosen by y e Board) to receive in Equall parts 
with them y e £5384 for exch a the old outstanding Bills ac- 
cording to the Tenor of y c act. 

J J C A. 
Sent up for concur* 5 
In the house of Representatives, 

[See Journal of assembly, p. 74.] 
[p. 365.] Eod m Die. 

Mr. John Penhallows Muster Role allowed to the sume of 
£125 : 3 : 8. 
Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives. 
Voted — That Andrew Wiggans Esqr Mr Theodore Atkin- 
son be a comittce of this house to joyn with the comittee 






1722.] 



JOUENAL OF THE HOUSE. 343 



of the upper house to Draw up the act for Emitting two 
thousand pounds. J J C A. 

Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives. 
Yoted — that the souldiers belonging to Castle William 
and Mary Receive theire wages allowed at two severall pay- 
ments the one halfe in march the other halfe in October & so 
De anno in annum. 

Jas Jeffry C Ass m . 
[p. 366.] 8 r y e 27 th 1722. 

In the house of Representatives. 
Yoted — That foure hundred eighty six pounds eight shil- 
lings & nine pence be Delivered the treasurer by y e comittee 
y* signed the two thousand eight hundred pounds for pay- 
ment of the allowance of Mr Penhallows addition to his 
muster Role and accompt allowed Mr Small s d sum being y e 
Ballance of s d sum of £2800 and if any over plush to rem a 
in the Treasury till further order. 

J J C A. 
Eod m Die in Councill Read & concur' d By a message per 
Mr Clark Waldron. 

Then the assembly was Prorouged to y e 10 th X br next 

Coll Ja s Davis took out his Debenture to this Day. 

Capt Tibbets Do Debenture to Do 

Mr John Redman Do Do to Do 

Mr John Sandburn Do Do to Do 



[p. 367.] Munday X r y c 10 th 1722. 
The house met according to Prorogation. 
Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted Capt John Downing. 

Jotham Odiorn ^ Tim Gerrish 

James Davis > Esqrs W m Fellows 

John Gillman J Mr. John Redman 

John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson 
Eaphr Dennit 
Capt John Gillman 
Mr Treasurer Penhallow came to the house & gave the 
house to understand that his occassions Required him to goe 
to Great Brittaine & as the assembly had comitted the Prov- 



344 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

ince Records into his hands as recorder he hope they'd now 
chuse a met p'son for y* office and Discharge him and alsoe 
that he was Ready to make up his accompts as Treasurer 
Eod ra Die 

In Councill X r y e 10 th 1722 

For as much as Mr Treasurer Penhallow has Represented 
to the board y* he is about to Leave the country & therefore 
prayed to be Discharged of the records of this Province of 
New Hamp re 

Voted — That Mark Hunking Esqr be the record r of this 
Province & y* all the books of records files of papers belong- 
ing thereto be fortw m delivered into the hands of the said 
Mark Hunking Esqr he giving a rec* for y e same & taking 
an oath for the faithfull execution off y e office. 

R W C Con 

Nothing Don on this voate. 

[p. 368.] X r the 10 th 1722. 

In the house of Representatives, Resolved, that Mr. Treas- 
ur r Penhallow be notyfied to Lay his accompts before this 
house forthwith in order to be adjusted. J J C A. 

A message from the Board by Mr. Clerk Wald n for the 
house to appeare at the Board for a conference relateing to 
the Treasurer accompts 

And the house went up accordingly and returned. 

And these Questions Disputed in the house whether a co- 
mittee of this house shall be Joyned with a comittee of the 
upper house for adjusting the Publick accompts & whether 
an express be sent his Excell y . 

To the first : altho it is the undoubted Right of this house 
to adjust the Treasurers accompts yet considering the ex- 
traordinary occasion, It past y* a comittee of Both houses 
be chosen for y* end at this time to settle from what has 
been Don already by y c comittee of y c last sessions. 

Voted — That a comittee of this house be chosen to joyne 
with a comittee of y e upper house for adjusting the Treas- 
urer accompts before he goes off, <fc y 1 Coll John Plaisted, 
Capt, W m . Fellows, Mr. Theo Atkinson, Mr. Eaphraim Den- 
nit & Mr. Clerk Jeffries be of y e comittee from this house 
for y* end & y* an express be sent his Exccllencie to call the 
assembly Imediateiy to sit again for adjusting <fc Discharging 
s d accounts 

Sent up. J J C A. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 345 

[p. 369.] Eod m Die. The Question being put whether the 
Recorder should be now chose, or when the Assembly meet 
againe. 

Its ordered the matter of the recorder ly under Consider- 
ation untill the Assembly meet againe. 

Then the L* Gov 1 ' sent for the house. 

the house went up accordingly and was prorouged to the 
10 th february next. And to meet againe thursday next, X r 
13—1722. 



December the 13 th 1722. 
Province of New Hampshire X r 13, 1722. 
Whereas the Gennerall Assembly of this Province stand 
Prorouged to the 10 th day of febuary next, & his Maj ties Ser- 
vice, and the pressing affairs of this Government Require as- 
peciall Sessions at this time. 

Ordered that the Clerk give Publick Notice to the mem- 
bers of the house of Representatives that they give theire at- 
tend* 1 in Gen 11 Assembly this Day at 3 a Clock afternoone for 
his Maj ties Service 

Richard Waldron Cler. Con. 
According to the above order the house mett. 
Psent Mr. Speaker Weare. 
Jotham Odiorn 

John Plaisted Cap 1 Samuell Tibbets 

John Gillman M r John Redman 

Cap. John Downing John Sandburn 

Tim Gerrish Eaphr a Dennit 

John Gilman Theo Attkinson 

Wm. Fellows 
[p. 370.] Thursday X r y e 13 th 1722. 

In the house of Representatives. 
Toted — That the Return of the Auditors on M r Treasurer 
Penhallows ace 1 be accepted and that the accompt be allow- 
ed. 

James JefFry Cler. Ass m . 
[p. 371.] Thursday X r y e 13 th 1722. 

That Since M r Treasurer Penhallow hath made up his ac- 
compts with the Province and Is going off, so y l y e Treas- 
urers Place is vacant The Question being put for some 
pson to goe up to the Board to know whether there is a new 



346 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

Treasurer appointed And whether he is Quallifyed by any 
Comission And Giving Security by Bonds. 

Jotham Ocliorn Esq r , and Cap* William Fellows went up 
with the above message. 

Eod ra Die. The vote of the Councill of the 10 th Inst, re- 
lateing to a recorder was Read And non-concurred with, & 
sent up. 

The Messengers Returned ,and Bro* answer that the L* 
Governor & Councill were of the mind that it was Reason- 
able that the Treasurer should give Security. 

And that Security shall be given. 

Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives. 

Voted — That Coll. Mark Hunking be the recorder of Peeds 
for this Province, and that all the bookes of Records & fyles 
of papers belonging thereto be forthw th Delivered into his 
hands, he giveing a receipt for the same and take an Oath 
for the faithfull Discha. of his office. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Assem. 

Sent up for concurrence. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted That John Plaisted Esq., Cap 1 . William Fellows & 
M r Eaphraim Dennit, be of the Comittee from this house to 
Joyne with a Comittee of the upper house to take the Stores 
that are left in the Treasury and Deliver them to the New 
Treasurer. Sent up &c. 

James Jeffry Cler. Assem. 

[p. 372.] Thursday X r y e 13, 1722. 

" Voted— That John Plaisted Esq r , Cap* William Fellows, 
M r Eaphraim Dennit, Jotham Odiorn Esq r <fe M r Theodore 
Atkinson be a Comittee of this house to Joyne with a Co- 
mittee of the upper house to take the records & files thereto 
belonging, from M r Recorder Penhallow & Deliver them Coll. 
Mark Hunking takeing his rec* for the same. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Ass m . 

Sent up for concurrence. 

Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives. 

Voted — That the Recorder of Deeds for this Province be 
chosen every three years att the Spring Sessions — from the 
next Spring Sessions. 

Jas. Jeffry, Cler. Ass m . 

Sent up for concurrence. 



1722.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 347 

A message from the Board by M r Clerk Waldron that the 
voate for chuseing a Recorder every three years was concur- 
red with, and the voat for the Comittee to take the Stores 
from the Treasury. 

A message by George JafFrey Esq r & M r Cler. Waldron 
that the Special! Sessions is ended, and the Assembly now 
stands prorogu'd to the 10 th of febuary, and from thence 
to the Munday seven Night after. 

Cap 1 Tim Gerrishs Debenture to this Day. 36 Dayes. 

Cap 4 Sam 11 Tibbets Do — to — Do 45 Do 

M r Eaph r Dennit Do — to — Do 63 Do 

Cap* W m Fellows Do — to — Do 39 Do 

John Plaisted Esq r Do — to — Do 39 Do 

Jotham Odiorn Esq. Do — to — Do 77 Do 

[p. 373.] Munday y e 18 Feb^ 

The house met according to Prorogation. 
Present Mr. Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ^ Capt John Downing 

Maj r Gilman I Eg W m Fellows 

James Davis [ ^ John Gillman 

Jotham Odiorn J Mr. John Redman 

John Sandburn 
Eaphr* Dennit 
Theo Atkinson. 
The house was sent for up to the Board and the Lt Gov 
made a speech a copy whereof was sent Down. 
[See Journal of Assembly, p. 80.] 
The house adjourned to Tuesday y e nineteenth A. M. 



[p. 375.] Tuesday Feb r y e 19 th 1722-3 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment 
Present Mr. Speaker Weare 
John Plaisted ^ Capt Will Fellows 

James Davis John Downing 

Jotham Odiorn > Esqrs John Gillman 
John Gilman j Mr John Redman 

Andrew Wiggans J John Sanburn 

Theo Atkinson 
Eaph va Dennit 
Capt Sam 11 Tibbets 



348 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1722. 

Voted that a committee be chosen to answer the L l Gov- 
ernor 8 Speech, and that Coll John Plaisted Capt William 
Fellows <fe Mr Theo Atkinson Coll Davis Maj. John Gillman 
Capt Andrew Wiggans be of s (1 comittee 

Jas Jeffry Cler Ass m 

Voted — That Jotham Odiorn Esq Mr. Ea: Dennit be of the 
comittee of this house to joyn with a comittee of the upper 
house to tell over the money now to be Burnt. 

Jas Jeffry Cler Ass m 

Eod m Die They returned and Bro* in and Burnt in the 
face of the assembly three hundred twenty one pounds of 
the fifteen thousand pound Loan & y e Grand comittee is 
Discharged of s d sum. 

Jas Jeffry Cler Assembly. 

The comittee for answering the L* Gov r Speech returned 
with theire answer which was read. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours P. M. 

The house met according to adjournment all present as in 
the morning. 

The answer to y e 1/ Govern 1 * 3 speech was read and sent up. 
[See Journal of Assembly, p. 82.] 



[p. 377.] Tuesday Feb. 19 th 1722-3 

A vote of the upper house came down. That Geo JatTrey 
& Mr Clark Waldron should be of the com" from the Board 
to joyn a comittee of the Lower house to draw an address to 
his Maj tie on his Late happy deliverance &c 
Eod m Die 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted— 

That Jotham Odiorn Esq. & Capt William Fellows be off 
the comittee of this house to joyn with those of the upper 
house to form an address to his Maj Ue 

J J C A. 

A petition of James Cate was read. That Jeremy Lare 
who was hired by s d James Cate to serve in his room to scout 
the frontiers under the comand of Capt John Gillman being 
omitted in the s d Capt 8 Muster Role prays he may be allowed 
therefor. Voted that he be allowed centinels pay for thirty 
three days service and paid out of ye Publick Treasury. 

Jas Jeffry Cler Ass m 
Sent up for concurrance. 

Then the house adjourned to Wednesday the 20 a. m. 



1723.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 349 



Andrew Wiggans J 



Wednesday y e 20 th Febuary a. m. 1722-3 

The house met according to adjournment. 
Psent Mr. Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ^ Capt John Downing 

James Davis W m Fellows 

Jotham Odiorn \ Esqrs John Gillman 
John Gillman Sam 11 Tibbets 

Mr. John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Eaph Ia Dennet 
Theo Atkinson 
[See Journal of Assembly, p. 84-85.] 

[p. 378.] Then the house adjourned for two hours p. M. 
Wednesday Fe b 20 1722-3 p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
the morning. 
Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives. 

Ordered that Mr. Treasurer Jaffrey demand and receive 
from the Late Treasurer Mr. Penhallow the Ballance of his 
accompts made up and due to the Province & y* y e Psent 
Treasurers receipts shall be a full Discharge to the former 
Treasurer for the same sum. 

Jas JefFry Cler Ass m 

Sent up for concurrence. 
Eod m Die. 

The address to his Maj tie was sent down and read & 
amended (by your unaturall subjects) instead of fellow sub- 
jects sent up by two messengers for this and som other 
amendments. 

A message from the Board by Mr. Clerk Waldron y* y e 
voats Relating to Cate — for ye Treasurers and for putting 
300 lbs into the Treasury were all concurred w th the address 
Bro* with the amendm ts read <fe concurred & sent and the 
house was proroug'd to the 20 th May 1723. • 

[See address in Journal of Assembly, p. 85.] 

[p. 379.] Munday May the 20 th 1723 the house met accord- 
to Prorogation. 



350 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1723. 



Present Mr Speaker Weare. 
Jotham Ocliorn ^ Capt John Gillman 

Maj John Gillman W m Fellows 

Andrew Wiggans > Esqrs John Downing 
James Davis Mr. John Redman 

John Plaisted J John Sandburn 

Eaphraim Dennit 
The Liv* Gov r sent down to know if there were a house a 
message by the clerk of the counciU'for the house to app r 
at the Board 

The house went up accordingly and had a speech from the 
Liv 1 Govornour then the house returned and the speech was 
sent Down in writing. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
Munday May y e 20 th p. m. the house met according to ad- 
journment. 

The Liv 1 Govornours speech was Read in the house and a 
committee chose to answer it viz. 

Jotham Odiorn Andrew Wiggans and Maj Gillman Esqrs. 

Then the house adjourned to Tuesday A. M. nine o'clock. 

Lt Gov rs Speech. 

[See Journal of Assembly, p. 87.] 

[p. 381.] Tuesday May the 21, 1723 a. m. the house met 

according to adjournment. 

Present Mr Speaker Weare. 



Jotham Odiorn 
John Gillman 
Andrew Wiggans 
James Davis 
John Plaisted 
Sam 11 Estman 



Theo. Atkinson 
-p Cap 1 John Gillman 

^ sqrs W m Fellows 

John Downing 
John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Ea Dennit 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
The Comittee returned with an answer to the Livt Gov" 
speech. 

[Sec Journal of Assembly, p. 90.]* 
[p. 382.] The house adjourned for two hours p. M. 

Tuesday May y e 21 p. M. the house met according to ad- 
journment all as in the morning. 
Voted in Councill May 21, 1723. 
That Mark 11 unking & Richard Wibird Esqrs be of y c com- 

* This speech as entered in the Journal of Assembly is a revised copy of that in the 
Journal of the House. Comp. Gov. MS. llessa., Vol. I, p. 73. Ed. 



1723.] 



JOUKNAL OF THE HOUSE. 351 



Jotham Odiorn 
Andrew Wiggans 
Samuell Eastman 



ittee from the board to joyn with so many of y e house of 
Kepresentatives to examine the claimes & Demands & audit 
the accompts of all psons to be laid before the gen 11 assem- 
bly at this session and that they make theire report as soone 
as conveniency will pmit. 

Rich d Waldron Cler Con 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted — the house adjourned to Wednesday y e 22 d a. m. 
Wednesday May the twenty second a. m. the house met 
according to adjournments 

P'sent Mr Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ") Capt John Downing 

James Davis W m Fellows 

John Gillman -^ John Gillman 

I Es 1 rs Sam" Tibbets 

Mr John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Eaph r Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives. 
Voted — That all accompts relating to this Province be 
laid before this house for approbation & allowance. 

Jas Jeffrey Cler Ass ra 
[p. 383.] Wednesday May ye 22 d 1723. 

In the house of Representatives. 
Voted 

Mr Ephraim Dennit The Atkinson & Jotham Odiorn & 
Andrew Wiggans Esqrs be of the comittee of this house to 
jbyne with a comittee of the upper house to examine the 
claims & Demands & audit the accompts of all psons to be 
Laid before the Generall assembly at this session for allow- 
ance and that they make theire report as soone as conveniency 
will permit. Jas. Jaffry Cler Ass m 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
Wednesday May 22 d 1723 p. m. the house met according 
to adjournment all pesent as in the morning. 

A message from the board by Mr Clark Waldron y* the 
voat of this house for the comittee for auditeing the ac- 
compts was concurred with and y* Mark Hunking Rich d Wi- 
brid & John Frost Esqrs are chosen by the Board for that end. 
A vote ior an act the assembly should set but three years 
was sent up and the answer to the Liv 1 Govornours speech. 
Then the house adjourned to Thursday nine oclock a. m. 



352 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1723. 



Thursday May y e 23 1723 a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment 
Psent Mr. Speaker Weare. 



James Davis 
John Gillman 
Andrew Wiggans 
Sam 11 Eastman 
John Plaisted 
Jotham Odiorn 



> Esqrs 



Capt John Downing 
John Gillman 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
Mr. John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Capt W m Fellows 
Eaph ra Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 
[p. 384.] Thursday May y e 23 d 1723. 

In the house of Representatives. 
Voted — that the millitary comission officers in each Town 
in this Province or the maj r part of them shall have power 
to make orders for the preventing & restraining the fireing 
of gunns Disorderly or unnecessary During the Psent In- 
dian Warr to punish either by corporall punishment or by 
fine not exceeding ten shillings for each offence 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m 
Sent up for concurrence. 
Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives. 
Voted — That the whole house (excepting the comittee of 
audit) be a comittee to joyne a comittee of the upper house 
to view the fort William & Mary at New Castle this after- 
noone and make a report thereof to the generall Assembly. 
And from the Board was chosen Geo Jaffrey Sha Walton 
& Thomas Packer Esqrs 

A Petition of Joseph Chesly was Bro* Down from y e board 
Then the house adjourned to fryday the 23 th 1723 a. m. 

Fryday May y c 24 th 1723 a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment 
Pcsent, Mr. Speaker Weare. 



John Plaisted 
James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
John Gillman 
Andrew Wiggans 
Samwell Eastman 



> Esqrs 



Cap 1 John Downing 
John Gillman 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
W m Fellows 
M r John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Theo. Atkinson 
Eaphraim Dennit. 



1723.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 353 

[p. 385.] Fryday May y e 24 th 1723 a. m. 

The petition of Joseph Chesly was read againe & voted — 
that the petition be Dismissed 

Jas JafTry Cler. Ass m 

Eod m Die 

The comittee of this house that went yesterday to view 
the fort W w & Mary returned and made y e report viz 

That wee find the platform on y e north side of y e fort next 
the Harbour is out of Repaire and think that its needfull to 
be repaired this year. 

And whereas there is Planck and Timber <fcc provided for 
that end that the same be Improved for y e same & that 
workmen be improved to Do it. The comittee of both 
houses made theire return under theire hands <fec. 

Then a mess a from the board P r Geo Jaffrey Sha Walton 
& Tho s Packer Esqrs relating to Jos Chesleys Petition. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours P. M. 

fryday May the 24 th 1723 r. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all present as in 
the morning. 

A Petition of John Knight John Downing Jr for them- 
selves & John Fabens a comittee for the District of Newing- 
ton 

A Petition was read and voted that the Town of Ports- 
mouth & Psh of Greenland be served with a copy of the 
Petition by y e petitioners & notyfyed to answer at the next 
setting of y e assembly & show cause (if any they have) why 
the prayer of the Petition may not be granted. 

Jas. JefTry Cler. Ass m 
Sent up for concurrence. 

[p. 386.] Fryday May 24 th 1723 p. m. 

A vote came Down from the Board for each Town within 
this Province where they shall think it proper and necessary 
for the Select men in each to have a bell man was read. 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday the 25 th May a.m. 



Sathurday May y e 25 th . 

The house met according to adjournment all Psent as yes- 
terday. 

& The return of the comittee y* went to view the fort Wil- 
liam & Mary at New Castle was Bro* in. 
23 



354 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [170-. 

Province of New Hampshire. 
Wee of the comittce of both houses agree y 1 y e Treasury be sup- 
plyed with one hundred & fifty pounds for the repaire of the fort AV m 
& Mary to be applyed first to the Platform and the remained to the 
stone work. 

Peter Weare at the Geo JafFrey in behalfe 

Request of the house. of y e comittee of the 

Eod m Die. councill. 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted — that the above return be accepted and that a co- 
mittee of both houses be chosen to agree with any Pson or 
Psons to Pform the work at the cheapest rate they can & 
that notyfications be set up in each Town to give notice for 
any Pson or Psons to meet s d comittee at the fort at a day by 
them therein appointed to agree with them for the same 

James Jaffry Cler Ass m 
Sent up for concurrence. 

Joseph Chesleys Petition was read in the house again on 
a rehearing & voted that the. Petitioner be allowed fifteen 
pounds & paid him out of the Publick Treasury. 

Jas. Jaffry CI As. 
Sent up for concurrence. 



[p. 387.] May y e 25 th 1723 a. m. 

In the house of Representatives. 
Voted— That the vote of Councill of y e 24 th relating to 
the act for the better encouragement of carrying on the In- 
dian Warr be concurred with with this amendment (viz) In- 
stead of (within the Provincce) It be made by any pson or 
psons of this Prov. 

Jas Jcffry Cler. Ass™ 
Sent up for concurrence. 
Eod m Die- 
In the house of Representatives. 
Voted — That Jotham Odiorne John Giilman & John Plais- 
ted Esqrs be of the comittce of this house to joyne with a 
comittee of the upper house to agree with pson or psons to 
do the work at the fort according to vote formerly passed 
and that his hon r the Liv* Gov 1 " be desired to Inspect the well 
Doing thereof. 

Jas Jeffry Cler. Ass m 
Sent up for concurrence. 



1723.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 355 



A message from the Board That Shadrach Walton Thom- 
as Packer & John Frost Esqrs be a Comittee of y e upper 
house to [joyn] with the above Comittee in that affaire. 

Then the house adjourned to Wednesday y e 29 th of May 
a. M. at 9 a clock. 



Wednesday May y e 29 th 1723 a. m. the house met accord- 
ing to adjournment. 

Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 



Cap 1 John Fellows 
M r John Sandburn 

I Esqrs Eaphr Dennit 

4 Cap* John Downing 

M r John Redman 

M r Theodore Atkinson. 



John Plaisted 
James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
John Gilman 
Samuell Eastman 
Andrew Wiggans > 
The house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
[p. 388.] Wednesday May 29 1723 p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment, all psent as in 
the morning. 

The return of the Comittee of Audit was Read, 
a Bill for an act for prosecuting the Indian Enemy was Bro* 
Down & read. 

and an Amendment to y e Act about high wages was bro 1 
Down by Mr Clark Waldron. 

both ordered to ly on the Table for further consideration, 
a voat of a Mendm* of y e warr act sent up. 
Then the house adjourned to thursday the 30 th May a.m. 



Thursday May the 30 th a. m. 
the house met all psent as yesterday, and Cap 1 Samuel 
Tibbetts. 
Eod m Die Yoted. 

That M r Clark Waldron be allowed & paid out of y e 
Treasury the sume of Seventy pounds in full of his ace 1 for 
his Service Don this yeare. 

Jas. Jenry Cl r Ass m 
Sent up for Concurrence. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 
Yoted — That if it appears that Coll. Davis accomp 1 for y e 



356 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725, 

runing the Province lines be not allready allowed that it 
shall be allowed. 

Jas. Jeffry Cl r Assembly. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
Thursday May 30 1723 p. M. 

the house met according to adjourn m* all psent as in the 
morning. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives. 

Voted That y e Bill relateing to y e encouragement for a 
bounty for killing or Takeing the Indian Enemy be concur- 
red wth y e amendment as sent down and another amendm* 
viz y* y e Bounty & plunder shall be all equally Divided 
amongst the Captors w th out any Respect to officers or any 
other pson 

James Jeffry Cler. Ass m 
[p. 389.] 

a message from the Board by M r Clerk Waldron y 1 y e 
above voat was con cured with and another Message y* y e 
return of y e audit was accepted <fc allowed. 

The voat of the Coimcill of y e 24 th relateing to a bell man 
was read & nonconcurred with & sent up. 

The act about the high wayes was read & noncurred w th 
<fe sent up. 

Then the house adjourned to fryday May 31 A. M. 



James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
John Gillman 
Andrew Wiggans 
Sam 11 Estman 



Fryday May y e 31, 1723 a. m. the house met accord- to 
adjournm* 

Psent M 1 ' Speaker Weare 
John Plaisted ^ Cap 1 John Downing 

John Gillman 
Mr John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Eap h Dcnnit 
Cap* Sam 11 Tibbets 
In the house of representatives 
Voted That the house of M 1 ' Theodore Atkinson at New 
Castle Where John Willson now livith he a licensd house y e 
pson therein Giving Security for good orders as usuall A: pay- 

Jas. Jeffry Cl r Ass 1 " 
Sent up for Concurrence 



1723.] JOUENAL OF THE HOUSE. 357 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

the Raising of a thousand pounds Tax this Sessions being 
put to a voate It past in the negative. 

Jas. Jeffry Cle 1 ' Ass m 
Sent up for Concurrence 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Yoted — That a new proportion on y e severall Towns with- 
in this Province be made before any money be raised there- 
upon & y* y e Proportion be made before y e first Jan y next. 

James Jeffry Cle r Ass m 
Sent up for Concu r 

[p. 390.] May the 30 th 1723. 

accompts allowed in the Assembly. 

lb 

John Robinsons whole accompt amounting to 97 3 

Susannah Smalls acc te 5 19 

Benj. Akarmans 13 15 

Jethro Pearsons acct 6 6 

Robert Coatses acct 25 2 9 

James Nocks Muster Role 47 12 

Joseph Beards Muster Role from Ma r to Ap r 8 th 14 8 

Capt John Gillmans muster Role 59 15 1 

Richard Perry for y e fort Iron work 15 16 5 

£dw d Toogood & Grifiths work at the fort 19 5 6 

Clark 4 lb trundy 5 lb 5 s Wilkison £5 3 6 14 8 6 

Tho Packers acct fireing & 2 visits to y e sick 12 

Mr Lads Muster Role allowed 21 10 

Benj Gamblins accts 12 14 

James Langly for stones for the fort 4 10 

Geo Peirces acct of Iron work 12 8 

James Jeffry ace* 3 10 

Capt W in Fellows ace* 4 9 1 

Richard Waldrons ace 4 70 

Axwell Roberts ace* 

Coll Davises acct according to the vote 

Tho Packers ace 4 for medicens £5 6 referred to the next 

sessions 

Liv* Beards muster Role 1722 not allowed 

Geo Vaughan Esq acct Dismist having rendered no acct 

when he was Liv* Govorneur — — - 

John* Chesiyes muster Role not allowed 



This ace* must have C r 
By p d Robinson by Mr Penhallow £20 — 

D° p<* Ben Akarman by D° 3 15 



£459 15 1 



Clem Hughes D r for excise from 7 r 1721 to 7 r 23 15 

1722 £18 16 6 

£436 — 1 



358 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted — That this return of the comittee of audit be ac- 
cepted as carryed off ag* the Psons names & that Mr clerk 
Waldron be allowed the sume of seventy pounds in full of 
his accompt, and that James Jeffry have thirty shillings al- 
lowed him more than is carryed off and that coll Packers 
acct of the Box of Mediccns & Instrum ts ly under considera- 
tion till next sessions and that the box be ordered to be re- 
turned and what is wanting to be made good and that Coll 
Davises ly according to the voat upon it. 

James Jeffry cler Ass m 
The act relating to the encoragement ag* the Indians was 
bro* Down with the amendm* and read. 



[p. 391.] Fryclay May the 31 st 1723 a. m. 

A message from the Board by Geo Jaffry Sha Walton & 
R. Wibird Esqrs on the voat for not Raiseing a thousand 
pounds to be reconsidered It being put to voat whether a 
thousand pounds shall be raised and Bro 1 in by the middle 
of Jan y next. It past in the affirmative 
Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives. 

Voted — That there be a Tax of a Thousand pounds Laid 
on the Inhabitants of this Province and that it be Bro* into 
y c Treasury by y c midle of Jan y next in money and that it 
shall be applyed for Discharging the support of the Governin* 
as the Gcnerall Assembly shall order. 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m 

Sent up for concurrence. 

Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That John Gillman Andrew Wiggans Samuell 
Estman Esqrs Mr Thco Atkinson John Sandburn Samuell 
Tibbets Capt John Downing & Mr Eaphram Dcnnit be of the 
comittee of this house to joyn with a comittee of the upper 
house to Draw a scheme for the Proportions ot the severall 
Towns in this Province for the Province Taxes. 

James Jeffry cler. Ass™ 

Then the house adjourned for two hours P. M. 

[p. 392.] Fryday May the 81 1723 p. m. 
The house met according to adjournment. 
all Psent as in the morning. 



1723.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 359 

An acct Bro* in by. Ax well Roberts of <£3 : 17 : 4 for sub- 
sisting five Indians Hostages. 

In the house of Representatives 

Yoted — That Axwell Roberts be allowed £2 : 16, in full 
of his ace* above Provided Oath be made that nothing was 
rec d from the Massachusetts or the Indians towards the pay- 
ment of said accompt. 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m 
In Couneill May 31, 1723. 

Yoted. That the gen* before mentioned be the comittee 
in behalf of the Board as well as for the house and y* they 
prepare and lay the said scheme before the gen 11 assembly at 
the next sessions. 

R Waldron Cler. Con 

Eod ra Die. 

In the house of Representatives. 

Voted — That Coll Vaughans acct be laid before the co- 
mittee of audit for accompts and they to make return to this 
house & y* they goe upon it forthwith. 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives. 

Voted. That Jotham Odiorn Andrew Wiggans Esqrs 
Mr Theo Atkinson & Mr Ephraim Dennit be of the comittee 
of this house to joyne with a comittee of the upper house to 
Draw the act for Raising a thousand pounds on the Inhab- 
itants of this Province this year according to the vote of this 
Day James Jeffry Clerk Ass m 

Sent up for concurrence. 

A message from the Board y e above voat concurred w th & 
that Sha Walton Thomas Packer & Mark Hunking be a co- 
mitte from the Board to joyne w th the above comittee for that 
End. 

Eod m Die. 
a return of the Comittee of audit relatting to Maj r Gilmans 
ace* of Provisions was Bro 1 in. 
[p. 393.] Province of New Hampshire. 

Dr Maj John Gillman Cr 

Bread to 8 C : 2, to be D d 
the Treasu rs Order to 170 lb pork 
refused to be D d D°. 



By 105 Pork £2 : 10 

By 16 Gallons rum £3 : 6 



allowed in the house to be p d out of y e Treasury. 
The house adjourned to Sathurday June y e first. 



£5 : 16 



360 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1723. 



Sathurday June the first 1723 a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment. 
Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 



John Plaisted 
John Gillman 
James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
Samuell Estman 



Andrew Wiggans 



Esqrs 



Cap 1 John Downing 
W m Fellows 
Samuell Tibbets 
John Gillman 
M r . John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson 
Eaphr a Dennit 

Maj Oilman took out his Debenture to the 2 d June 6-i 
Dayes. 

Cap* John Gilman to y e same clay 64 Dayes. 

These Bonds of y e 1500 lb now Bro 1 into the Ass m viz Liv* Govo r 

Wentwortks Dated 8 r 27, 1716 £200 
Coll. Vaughans interest to be p d from 15 June last past, Dated 

Jan r 25, 1716, £200 

Coll. Waltons Dated October 27, 1716, £ 30 

Benj. Gamblings Do 27 Do. £100 

Rich* Wibirds Jan r 25, 1716-17 £ 50 

Cap* Rich d Gerrish.es 8 r 21, 1716 £200 

Sam 11 Penhallows Do Do £200 

Geo. Jaffreys Do Do £200 

Rich 4 Waldron Esq r Do. Do. £200 

Theo. Attkinson Esq Do. Do. £200 

M r Henry Sherburn in y e Plains May 14 th , 1722 £110 

James Jaffryes May y c 16, 1722 £ 40 

1730 
John & Joseph Meads May 1720 att 13 lb 5 pr yeare. 



[p. 304.] Sathurday June y e 1 st 1723 a. m. 

In the house of Representatives 
voted That the Demand of Coll. Vaughs Interest be 
suspended till further order 

James JafTry Cler Ass m 
A Petition of John Underwood for his house in New Cas- 
tle to be a licensed house was read and Granted & sent up 
for Concurrence 

Jas. JafTry Cler Ass m 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives. 
Voted That his hon r the Liv 1 Govornour he presented with 
a hundred pounds. 



1723.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 361 



a Petition of the Select men of Dover for a Comittee to 
view a convenient place on Lampre River for a Bridge over 
said River was Read. 

and the vote of the upper house concurred with this Pro- 
viso, that the Petitioners pay the charge of the Comittee. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted That the Post master be allowed and paid out of 
the Treasury three pounds for expediting the Public Letters, 
free. 

Eod m Die. 

Voted That Doctor John Crosby be allowed and paid out 
of the Treasury thirty two shillings & ll d for medicines at 
the Last Scout with Cap* John Gillman. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives. 

Voted That there be signed out off of the two thousand 
pounds now Ready Imprest nine hundred pounds and put 
into the Publick Treasury for the payment of the sundry 
Debts now allowed & Due from the Province & other con- 
tingencies that my happen Betwixt this and the fall Sessions, 
and that his hon r the Liv 1 Governou r be Desired to Issue out 
warrants for the payments of the respective Sums now allowed 
to be Done. 

James Jaffrey, Cler. Ass ra . 
[p. 395.] In the house of Representatives 

Voted That his hon r the Liv. Gov r haveing the whole 
burthen of the Government as Comander In Cheife Devolved 
upon him be presented with the sum of one hundred pounds 
for his Exterordinary Service Don the Government and to 
be paid out of the Publick Treasury. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Sent up for Concurrence 

Eod m Die. 

An act passed for the Raiseing a thousand pounds on the 
Inhabitants of this Province this yeare read three times and 
sent up. 

Eod in Die. 

The thirteene Bonds was Delivered John Plaisted Esq r by 
order of the house (all entered in this book June y e 1 st 1728) 
for Safe Keeping. 

Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives 

Voted that any psons whatsoever that hath any of the 
seventeen hundred and thirty pounds at Interest from 



362 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

the Province shall at any time on producing a rec 1 from the 
Treasurer for the payment of the Interest thereof shall have 
It Endorst on the back of the said Bond by y e Keeper of 
the Bonds. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives 

Voted That Each man that leads these three small scouts 
of ten men in a scout shall have allowed and paid them 
Serg ts pay. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Sent up for Concurrence. 

A Message by M r Cl r Waldron for the house to appeare at 
y e board. 

The house went up accordingly and were prorouged to 
tuesday the Tenth of V 1723. 

Cap 1 Wiggans took out his Debenture to this Day. 



[p. 396.] Tuesday September the 10 th 1723. 

The house met according to prorogation. 
Psent. 
James Davis ^ Cap* Wm Fellows 

Jotham Odiorn I p ^ Sam Tibbets 
Andrew Wiggans f to ^ John Gillman 

John Gillman J M r Eaphr a Dennit 

John Redman 
John Sandburn 
The Assembly was Prorouged to the 22 d of 8 r 1723. 
October the 22 d 1723. 
The house met according to prorogation. 
Psent M r Speaker Weare 
John Plaisted ^ Capt John Downing 

James Davis I v Sam 11 Tibbets 

Jotham Odiorn f ^ sqrS W m Fellows 
John Gillman J John Gillman 

M r John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Eaph r Dennit 
Theo Attkinson. 
and were prorouged to the 19 th of November 1723. 

Lt. Coll. James Davis took out his Debenture to this Day. 
28 Dayes in all. 



1723.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. • 363 

Tuesday November the 19 tn 1723. 

The house met according to prorogation. 



Psent. 
John Plaisted 
Andrew Wiggans 
James Davis 



Cap 1 W m Fellows 
Esqrs Sam 11 Tibbets 
Jotham Odiorn John Gillman 

Sam 11 Estman J Eaphr a Dennit 

The Liv 1 Gov r adjourned the assembly to Wednesday y' 
20 tb Nine a Clock a. m. 

[p. 397.] Wednesday November 20 th a. m. 

the members of the house met according to the adjourn 1 

Psent. 
John Plaisted 



James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
Sam 11 Eastman 
p. M. Andrew Wiggan 



Cap 1 W m Fellows 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
Esqrs John Gillman 
John Downing 
Mr Eaph r Dennit. 



a message from the Board to know if there were a house 
and if there was and the Speaker not psent Then to pro- 
ceed to Chuse a Speaker protempore. 

The Members proceeded by written voat to Chuse a Speaker 
protemporee and unanimously to one voat chose Coll. John 
Plaisted Esq r theire Speaker protempore, who took his place 
accordingly. 

a message from the Board by M r Clark Waldron from 
the Liv 1 Gov r for the house to give theire attendance at the 
Board. 

the house went up accordingly and then return' d and 
Bro 1 the Liv* Gov 1 ' 3 Speeeh with them which was read in the 
house, and a Copy thereof Left on fyle. 

(See Journal of Assembly p. 107.) 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

Wednesday 9 r y e 20 th p. m. the house met according to 
adjournment all psent as in the morning. 

Eod m Die. A Petition of Nathan Longfellow for reliefe 
for a loss in the yeare 1719 when he was constable was read. 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday y e 21 a. m. 



364 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1723. 



Thursday 9 r y e 21 1723 a. m. the house met according to 
adjournment 

Psent Mr. Speaker Weare. 

Capt. W m Fellows 



John Plaisted 
James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
John Gill man 
Samuell Est man 
Andrew Wisr^ans 



John Downing 
John Gillman 
Es 1 rs Sam" Tibbets 

Eaphraim Dennit 



[p. 308.] In the house of Representatives 
Voted 

That James Davis, Andrew Wiggans Esq. and Capt "Wm. 
Fellows be of the comittee from this house to Joyn with a 
comittee of the upper house to audit the accompts of the 
muster Roles and other accompts Bro* in this sessions. 

James JerTry cler Ass m 

Sent up for concurrence. 

A message from the board pr y e cler. that the above vote 
was concurrd and that John Frost Rich'd Wibird <fc Arche 
Mcphedris Esqrs are appointed from the board to joyne with 
the above for that end. 

A vote from the board for a Revivall of the act of Excise 
was Bro 1 down and Read. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours P. M. 

Thursday November the 21 p. m. the house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all psent as in the morning. 

A letter from Mr Agent Newman, directed to Mr Speaker 
was sent down from the Liv* Gov r which came under covert 
to him was read in the house and lies on fyle. 1 
Eod m Die. A Petition of the Thomas Levit & others was 
Read in the house, and a hearcing of the Gen 11 Assembly 
was appointed Psently and the house went up k upon motion 
of the Kingstown the heareing was put off for want of 
papers to fryday three oclock. 

Then the house return'd and adjourned to fryday y c 22 d 

A. M. 

1 Tills letter not found.— Ed. 



1723.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 365 

[p. 399.] Fryday November 22 d 1723 a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment 
Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 



John Plaisted 
James Davis 



Cap* John Gillman 
W m Fellows 



Jotham Odiorn 1 ^ John Downing 

John Gillman f ^ sqrS Sam 11 Tibbets 

Samuell Eastman | Mr Eaphr a Dennit 

Andrew Wiggans J Theo Atkinson 

Mr Longfellows Petition was Read againe and s d Long- 
fellow was heard his allegations 

The comittee for auditting the accompts went out on that 
affaire. 
Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
Fryday Novem r y e 22, 1723 p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
the morning, Except Jotham Odiorn. 

A Vote for a three years assembly past the house a Mes- 
sage from the board for the house to come up at the hearing 
Hamptons mens Petition for Lands in Kingstown. 

The house went up and after heareing returned and ad- 
journed to Sathurday the 23 Inst a. m. 



Sathurday November 23 a. m. 

The house met accor'd to adjournment. 
Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ^ Capt William Fellows 

James Davis John Gillman 

Jotham Odiorn I p , Sam 11 Tibbets 



John Gillman 
Sam 11 Estman 
Andrew Wiggans 



John Downing 
Mr Eaph r Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 



[p. 400.] Mr Longfellows Petition was read againe & De- 
bated on & 
Voted— 

That the said Longfellow be allowed & paid out of the 
Treasury the sume of seven pounds in full of all his Demands 
relateing to his charges & expences as Constable & being 
under Bonds &c. as in the Petition. 

James Jeffry Cler. Ass m . 

Then the house adjourned to Munday 9 r y e 25 th 1723. 



36G PROVINCE OP NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

Munday 9 r y e 25 th 1723 p. m. 
The bouse met according to adjournment 
Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ^ Capt W m Fellows 

James Davis John Downing 

Jotham Odiorn > Esqrs John Gillman 
John Gillman Sam 11 Tibbets 

Sam 11 Estman J Mr Eaphr a Dennit 

Theo Atkinson. 
Mr Hiltons Petition was Read & ordered to ly for consid- 
eration. 

And the voat for a new assembly once in three years was 
sent up the voat on fyle. 

Then the house adjourned to tuesday nine oclock a. m. 

Tuesday 9 r y e 26 th 1723 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment 
Psent Mr. Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ^ Capt W m Fellows 

James Davis John Downing 

Jotham Odiorn I -p John Gillman 

John Gillman f Sam Tibbets 

Sam 11 Estman 
Andrew Wiggans 
A vote for Repealing sundry of the old Manuscript Laws 
was sent up. 

Yote on fyle. 
[p. 401.] In the house of Representatives. 

Voted, That Jacob Smith be allowed and paid out of the 
Treasury twenty five shillings for the Loss of a Sadie. 
Imprest into the service 

Jas Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
sent up for concurrence. 

A message from the Board by Geo Jaffrey <fc John Frost 
Esqrs with a vote of the Assemblys being chosen once every 
three [years] and a vote about the ministry of Portsmouth 
&c. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives. 
Voted, That no assembly or lower house of represent a of 
this Province shall have any longer continuance than three 
years from the time of thcire being first called & Qualified 
and that there shall be ten Dayes at Least between the Date 
of the writs for electing them and the time of theire being 



Mr. Eaph r Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 



1723.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 367 

chosen (unless upon extraordinary emergencies) and y* an 
act be Drawn up accordingly the Execution thereof being 
Deferred and suspended until his Maj ties Pleasure be Known 
That his Maj tiea Prerogative be not Infringed 

Sent up for concurrence. James JefFry cler asse™. 

Whereas in the act of Gen 11 Assembly of the 25 th of May 
1720 Impowering each parish in Portsmouth to Lay a Tax 
for the support of the ministry the name of the Reverend 
Mr. Nathaniell Rodgers who is now Deceased is mentioned 
without Respect to his successors 

In Councill 9 r 26, 1723. 

Yoted That in addition to s d act the succession in y e min- 
istry in each parrish May be Inserted. 

R W C Con. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives ' 
Read & concurred. 

James Jeffrey Cler. Asse m 

[p. 402.] Tuesday 9 r y e 26, 1723 a. m. 
In Councill. 

Yoted, That Samuel Penhallow & John Frost Esqrs be 
of the comittee for the Drawing up the Bill for the Triennial 
Act. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives. 

Voted — That Jotham Odiorne Esq and Mr Theo Atkinson 
be of the committee of this house to joyne with the com" 
above for the ends above s d 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

Tuesday 9 r y e 26 1723 p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
the morning. 

A vote came Down from the Board to prevent the hogs 
going at Large in part of Portsmouth. 

And a vote of the Councill for Revising the Laws in the 
clerk of the Councill office read and no concurred 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted — The house adheres to theire former vote for re- 
pealing the Laws not yet printed. 

Then the house adjourned to Wednesday the 27 of 9 r 
1723 a. m. 



Cap 1 W m Fellows 

John Downing 

r Samuell Tibbets 

> ^sqrs Mr Eaphra Dennit 

Theo Atkinson. 



368 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1703. 

Wednesday r y c 27 1723 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment. 
Psent Mr Speaker Weare 
John Plaisted 
Jotliam Odiorn 
James Davis 
John Gilman 
Samuell Estman 
Andrew Wiggans 

In Councill 9 r 21 1723. Voted, That the act of Excise 
lately expired be now Revived and y* a bill be Drawn up ac- 
cordingly 

R. Waldron Cler. Con. 
9 r y e 27, 1723. 

In the house of Representatives 
voted the above vote be concurred with with this addition 
y* the Retailers pay 6 d pr gall Excise 

James Jeffry cler. Ass m 
Sent up for concurrence. 



[p. 403.] 

Upon Rehearing the vote for the Excise voted in addition 
to the said vote : That no vessel Tradeing to or in this 
Province shall sell any quantity of Spirits or rum or wine 
less than a barrcll under the penalty of five pounds halfc to 
y e Informer and half to the support of the Government to be 
recovered by plaint or Information before any Justice or 
court of record 

James Jeffry Cler. Ass m 
Eod m Die. 

In Councill. 
Read and concurred with y e within amendment & addi- 
tion and Samuell Penhallow & John Ffrost Esqrs appointed 
of the committee to Draw the Bill. 

R. Waldron Cler. Con. 
Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted this act to continue for two years and noe longer. 

James Jeffry Cler. Ass m 

And that Jotham Odiorn Esqr and Mr Theo Atkinson be 



1723.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 369 

of the committee of this house to joyne with the above com- 
mittee to Draw up the act accordingly. 

Jas. Jaffry Cler Ass m 
Eod m Die. 

In Councill 
Concurred R Waldron 

Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives 

[p. 405.] Wednesday November y e 27 th 1723 a. m. 

The house was sent for up to the Board and were adjourn- 
ed to tuesday the tenth of December next. 

Lt Coll Weare the Speaker took out his Debenture to this 
Day forty seven Dayes. Capt Samuell Tibbets took out his 
Debenture to this Day 28 Dayes. 



Tuesday December y e 10 1723 p. m. 
The house met according to adjournment. 
Psent Mr. Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ^ Cap* Fellows 

James Davis I ^ John Gillman 

Jotham Odiorn f ^ Sqrs Mr. Theo Atkinson. 
John Gillman J 
The Lev* Governour adjourned to Wednesday the 11 X 1 
1723. 

Wednesday December y e 11 th 1723 A. M. 
The house met according to adjournment 
Psent Mr. Speaker Weare 
John Plaisted ^ Capt William Fellows 

James Davis John Gillman 

John Gillman > Esqrs John Downing 
Jotham Odiorn Mr. Theo Atkinson 

Sam 11 Estman J 
p. m. In the house ol Representatives 

Voted— That Cap* W m Fellows and Mr The Atkinson be 
the committee of this house to joyne with a comittee of the 
upper house to tell over the old broken defaced money of y e 
first Impress 011 that may be bro* in this assembly by those y* 
have exchanged it that it may be burnt according to the act. 

James Jeffry Cler. Ass m . 
Sent up for concurrence. 
24 



370 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725, 

A message irom the board by Messrs Jaffrey & Walton 
that the above vote concurred with and Capt Macphedris and 
Capt John Ffrost be from the Board for the end above s d . 
[p. 406.] 

The house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

Wednesday X r y e 11 th 1723 p. M. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
the morning and Mr Justice Estman. 

The house adjourned to Thursday December y e 12 th 1723 

A. M. 

The house met according to adjournment. 
Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 
James Davis ^ Cap 1 \Y m Fellows 

Jotham Odiorn I ^ , John Downing 
John Gillman [ ^ John Gillman 

Sam 11 Eastman J Mr Theo Atkinson 

Capt Sam Tibbets 
A message from the Board that the Bill for a Triennial 
assembly was concurred with the amendment. 

An act for revivall of the Excise was read and past to be 
enacted. James Jeffry Cler. Ass m . 

X r yC n th (^ 1723 . 

The act for a Triennial Assembly was read and concurred 
with ; with this amendment ; That these words be left out of 
the act (viz) That his maj ties Prerogative may not be Infring- 
ed. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Ass m . 

Sent up for concurrence. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That his hon r , the Lev* Gov r be Desired to give out 
his warrants to the Tresurer for the pavment of the several 
Sums allowed in the return of the audit of y e 27, 9 r 1723. 

James Jeffry, Cler. Ass ra . 

Sent up for concurrence. 

Thursday X r v c 11 th (1) 1723 a. m. 

In Councill X r y e ll til 1723. 

AVhereas great Inconveniency & mischief hath been al- 
ready experienced and greater may be feared by altering or 
counterfeiting the bills of credit of this and the neighboring 
Provinces for prevention whereof in the future — 

(1) This should be 12th. Ed. 



1723.] 



JOURNAL OP THE HOUSE. 371 



[p. 407.] Yoted — That y e altering or counterfeiting any 
bills as above shall be Deemed & adjudged fellony &c. and 
that a bill be prepared accordingly. 

R. Waldron Cler. Con. 

The vote was read and voted to ly for consideration. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

Thursday December y e 12—1723 p. m. 
The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
the morning. 

[See Journal of Assembly, pp. 119, 120.] 
[p. 408.] Fryday Decembery 6 13 th 1723 a. m. 
The [house] met according to adjournment. 
Psent Mr. Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ^ Capt W m Fellows 

• Jotham Odiorn I -p Sam 11 Tibbets 

Sam 11 Estman f ^ John Downing 

James Davis J John Gillman 

Mr Theo Atkinson 
Eaph ra Dennit 
In Councill December y e 12 1723. 

Yoted — That there be an act past within this Province for 
the better Regulating the curing and cutting of fish and that 
a Bill be prepared accordingly and that Sam 11 Penhallow & 
John Ffrost Esqrs be of the committee to joyn with such as 
shall be chosen in the house of Representatives to prepare 
the said Bill. . 

Riclr 4 Waldron Cler. Con. 
X r y e 13 th 1723. 

In the house of Representatives. 
The above vote Read and concurred and voted that Coll 
John Plaisted and Mr Theo Atkinson be of the committee of 
this house to Joyne with the above for y e end above s d 

James JefFry Cl r Ass m 
Sent up for concurrence. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives. 
The act of Excise being bro* Down from the board for 
amendment voted this amendment viz — (that instead of 
halfe a barrell : It shall be said a barrell or Quar Cask 

Jas JefFry Cler. Ass m 
Sent up for concurrence. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives. 
Yoted — That Mr Justice Eastman be allowed and paid out 



372 province of new-hampshiee. 



[1723. 



of the Treasury the sume of thirty-five shillings for an ex- 
traordinary express sent the last sumer from Kingstown to 
Hatfield. 

James Jaffry Cler Ass m 
Sent up for concurrence. 



[p. 409.] 

In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That James Jeffry be paid out of the Publick 
Treasury the sume of Ten pounds for his service as clerk of 
the ass m for the Last yeare from the 29 9 r 1722 to y e 29 9 r 
1723 and that his hon r y c Liv* Gov be Desired to issue out 
his warrants to the Treasurer accordingly. 

Jas. Jeffry Cler Ass m 

A message came Down from the Board by Mr Clark Wal- 
dron that the last two votes was concurred with. 
In the house of Representatives 

There being Bro* into the assembly (by John Plaisted 
Esqr one of the Trustees for exchanging the old Broken De- 
faced bills of credit of this Province) the sume of four hun- 
dred thirty-two pounds & seven shillings : as told over by y* 
comittee appointed for that end : which was burnt in the face 
of the assembly. 

Voted — That the said John Plaisted be Discharged of the 
s d sume of four hundred thirty-two pounds seven shillings 
and he is accordingly Discharged. 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
Fryday y e 13 th December 1723 p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
the morning. 
Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That all acts and Laws made & enacted w th in 
this Province to y c yeare 1719 except such as are printed be 
repealed, and that all Laws made and enacted since y c yeare 
1719, not in print, be revised by a committee of both houses 
and laid before the Gen. assembly for theire assent in order 
to be printed <fe y* all Laws y* shall be hereafter enacted be 
Imcdiately printed and not pleadable or in force untill print- 
ed. Jas Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Sent up for concurrence. 







1723.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 373 



[p. 410.] Fryday December the 13 th 1723 p. m. 

A message from the board by Mess rs Jaffrey & Archi Mac- 
phedris that the vote about the repealing the acts being to 
Gen 11 the Board can't concurr. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Yoted, That no Laws made & enacted before the year 1719, 
(except what hath been printed be pleaded in any court 
within this Province, until! they be supervised by a comittee 
of both houses chosen for that end & that Coll John Plaisted 
Esq & Theo Atkinson be off the comittee to Joyne with such 
as the board shall chuse for the overlooking the said laws 
and y* they lay them before the Gen 11 Assembly for their ap- 
probation in order to have them printed. 

James Jeffry Clr Ass m 

Sent up for concurrence. 

The house adjourned to Sathurday y e 14 th 1723 A. M. 



The house met according to adjournment 
Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ^ Capt W m Fellows 

James Davis I ^ ^ John Downing 
Jotham Odiorn j J ^ John Gillman 

Samuell Estman J Sam 11 Tibbets 

Mr Ea. Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 
Samuell Estman took out his Debenture to this Day twenty 
six Dayes in the whole. 

Capt Sam 11 Tibbets took out his Debenture from y e 27th of 
8 r y e 1722 to y e 14 X r y e 1723 for thirty six Dayes. 

Lev 1 Coll Weare took out his Debenture to this Day for 
53 Dayes. 

Capt John Downing took out his Debenture from July 2 d 
1722 to the 14 December 1723 seventy two Dayes. 
[p. 411.] The act about the succession in the ministry ol 
Portsmouth was read and Past to be Ingrost 

James Jeffrey Clr Ass m 
Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted That his hon r the Lev* Governor haveing the whole 
Burthen of the Government as commander in chief Devolved 
& continued upon him, be presented with the Sume of one 



37-4 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

hundred pounds for his Extraordinary Service Don the Gov- 
ernment & to be paid out of y e Publick Treasury. 

James Jeffry, Cl r Ass m 
Province of New-Hampshire. 

Whereas the Gen 1 Assembly of y e Province appointed to 
view and find out a convenient place for building a bridge 
over Lamp 1 River that soe it might be made to Stand ag* the 
force of floods coming Down y e River & we the subscribers 
being the Maj r Part of s d Comittee that met at time and 
place appointed did view and find out a place which in our 
best Judgm* is at the Picked rock so called a little above y e 
first Dam on s d River w h wee according to our understand- 
ing think the most proper place to erect the Bridge. 

Given under our hands this 12 of July 1723. Sha. Wal- 
ton, Edward Ayers, John Plaisted. 

I Benja. Thomas being appointed by the hon ble the Lev* 
Governour Councill & Representatives conven'd in Gen 11 As- 
sembly to be one of the Comittee to view Lampree River and 
make report of the most convenient place to build a bridge 
over it but not having seasonable notice to go with the rest 
of the Gen* of y e Comittee These may Certify I have been 
there and viewed the river & am of opinion w th the other 
Gen* that at a Picked rock upon the Lower falls near the old 
Dam is the most conven* Place for s d Bridge. 
|| Given under my hand this 13 X r 1723. Benja Thomas. 

X r y g 14, 1723. Intlie house of R. voted the above return 
be accepted. 

J J Cl r Ass m 
[p. 412.] X r 14 th 1723 a. m. 

The act for Triennial Assembly read and past to be 
enacted. 

the act for revivall of Excise read and past to be Enacted, 
and that noe Sloop or vesscll sell from on board s d Sloop or 
vessell noe less Quantity of wine rum or other Spirits than a 
barrell or Quarter Cask. 

Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That M r Agent Newman be presented with y° Sum 
of one hundred pounds of our Country Money and that a 
Comittee of both houses be appointed to Draw up Instruc- 
tions to be Sent him, viz. to preferr the triennial act, to 
Endeavour the procuring the Stores mentioned in his Peti- 



1724.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 375 



tion to the L d Justices, and y* he be Desired to Desist med- 
dling with the province lines unless to Defend any thing y* 
may be preferred as an Incroachment and that M r Speaker 
Weare, Coll. John Plaisted, Cap. Wm. Fellows & M r Theo. 
Atkinson be of the Comittee of this house to Joyne with a 
Comitt e of y r appointment for to Draw up and send such 
Instructions. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Sent up for Concurrence. 
Eod m Die. 

A message from the board pr M r Clark Waldron y* y e 
above vote was concurred with, and that Capt Ffrost Mr. 
Penhallow, Capt Wibird & Mr. Jaffrey Esqrs be ye comittee 
from ye board for y e end above s d 

And that his hon r Desired the house to appear at the 
board — The house went up accordingly — and were prorogued 
to tuesday the eleventh Day of May next. 

Coll John Plaisted Debenture to this Day. 33 Dayes 
Jotham Odiorn Esqr Idem 37 

Mr Ephr a Dennit Idem 35 

Cap* W m Fellows Idem 38 

Mr Theo Atkinson Idem 25 

The house Prorogued to the 25 th May by Proclamation 
1724. 



[p. 413.] Thursday May 25 th 1724. 

The assembly met according to Prorogation. 
Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ^ Mr. John Redman 

James Davis I John Sandburn 

Jotham Odiorn f Esqrs Capt W ra Fellows 
John Gillman J John Downing 

Eaph Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 
John Gillman 
A message from the Lev* Gov r for the house to appeare at 
the Board who went up accordingly. The house returned 
and expected the Lev 4 Govornours speech which was Bro* 
Down by Mr clerk Waldron in the house p. m. the Lev* Gov- 
ernours speech was read. 

[See Journal of Assembly, p. 128.] 
Eod m Die. 



6 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1724. 



Iii the house of Representatives 
Voted — That John Plaisted Esq Mr Theo Atkinson and 
Capt W m Fellows be a committee of this house to answer the 
Lc\ rt Governours speech. 

Jas Jeffrey Cler Ass m 
[See Journal of Assembly, p. 129.] 
Eod ra Die. 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted — The house is adjourned to Tuesday y e 26 A. M. 



Tuesday May 26 1724. The house met according to ad- 
journment all psent as yesterday, 
[p. 414.] Tuesday May 26 th 1724 a. m. 

Voted — In the house of Representatives 

That the late Treasurer Geo Jaffry Esqr be ordered to lay 
the Province accompts before the assembly. 

Jas Jeffry, Cler. Ass m . 

Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives 

Voted— That Maj r John Gillman Mr Theo Atkinson <fc 
Cap* W m fellows be a comittee of this house to audit the 
Province accts for the yeare 1723. 

Jas Jeffry Cler Ass m 

A message from the Board by Mr. Clerk Waldron j* y e 
above vote was concurred w th and that Coll Hunking Capt 
Macpheadris & Capt Wibird are appointed from the board to 
joyn in that affaire. 

The comittee went out accordingly. 

The house adjourned for two hours. 

Tuesday May y c 26, 1724 p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
the morning <fc Mr Justice Eastman. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

That whereas Capt Tim Gcrrish was Lately a Represent- 
ative for the Town of Dover and he is now Removed into 
another province ordered that Mr Speaker Issue out his war- 
rant to the sheriff Directed to the Selectmen of Dover to 
make choice of another Representative in the room of s a 
Gcrrish to appcare this session. 

James Jeffry Clr. Ass™ 

[p. 415.] p. M. In the house of Representatives 



1724.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 377 

Voted— That Mr Theo. Atkinson, Capt W m Fellows & 
Jotham Odiorn Esqrs be of the comittee from this house to 
joyne with a comittee of the upper house to accompt & re- 
ceive the old Bills of credit of each sort that is to be burnt 
this assembly & make theire return to the assembly. 

James Jeffry Clr ass m 

Then the house adjourned to Wednesday nine oclock a.m. 



Wednesday May 27 th 1724 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as yes- 
terday & Capt Sam Tibbets. 
[p. 416.] 

The accompt of George Jeffry Esqr, Treasurer and receiver Gen- 
erall of his Maj ties Revenue w th n y e Province of New Hampshire for 
y e yeare 1723. 
The said accomptant chargeth himselfe with £36, 19, the 

Ballance Due from Samuell Penhallow Esq Late Treas- 
urer on his last acct cur 1 rec'dp 1- order of y e Gen 11 assembly £36 19 
The s d accomptant chargeth himselfe w th sundry provisions 

ammunition & stores rec'd p r order y e Generall Assembly £125 11 2 
The s d accomptant chargeth himselfe with 38, 18, rec'd 

from Jotham Odiorn Esqr on acct of Impost £38 18 

The s d accomptant chargeth himselfe with £6, 10 reed of 

Joseph Mead on acct of his Bond £6 10 

The s d accomptant chargeth himselfe w th £899, 8, province 

Bills of credit pr order of the Gen 11 assembly £899 8 

The s d accomptant chargeth himselfe with £72 13 9 Rec'd 

of Clement Hughes excise officer £72 13 9 

The said accomptant chargeth himself with y e sume of 

£1028 a Tax on y e severall Towns within the Province £1028 

2510 4 11 
The s d accomptant Dischargeth himselfe by sundry pay- 
ments as pr ace* on file in y e clerk con 11 office £2350 15 4 
his 2i p c* for paym* of s d sum £2350 15 4 £58 15 6 



£2394 10 10 
The s d accomptant chargeth himselfe with the sume of 302 

5 of y e 2000 lb pr order of the assembly 
[p. 417.] The accomptant Debts Bro* forward 
his accompt to Discharge am* to 

outstanding in Constables hands 
Pd short by y e Town Hampton 

D° by Const Exeter 

D° by Const Kenistone Greenland 

D° By Const Kingstown 

D° by Gosper 







£302 


5 








£2510 


4 


10 




2 


£2394 


10 


10 


£3 


11 






£34 


1 


3 






£ 4 


9 


3 






£ 


14 


11 






£19 


5 


— £61 


13 


5 



378 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1724. 



"Wee whose names are under written being appointed a comittee to 

audit the accts of Province of New Hampshire tor y e yeare 1724— Do 

allow as fall tl1 

No. 1. An acct signed Robert Coats for work and neces- 
saryes for y e fort W a & Mary am° to £29 10 3 £19 1 5 
being p' 1 by Mr Jatfrey the Treasurer so remains Due & 
allowed 

No 2. An Acct for work as above signed Rich'd Perry 
am to £19 8 p d by money from the Treasurer & old Iron 
£17 rem 8 D. allowed 

No. 3. Mr Treasurer Jaffry acc e allowed & Due to the 
Province £19 4 8 besides outstanding w th in the Con- 
stables hands 

Some small stores, Hatchets, powder &c. which Mr Pen- 
hallow must be Debted with. 

An acct signed John Ffrost in behalfe of Robert Sanders of 
the Isle of Sholes as express allowed and an order on y c 
constables of Gosper out of y e Province Rate 

Benj. Ackerman for service & expresses 

Allowed Mr Waldron Clerk of y e Councill as clerk of y e 
councill & extraordinary Serv 

[p. 418.] Wednesday May 27 th 1724 a. m. 

The auditors made theire return of the accts of Mr Treas- 
urer Geo. Jaffrey Esqr and sundry others as entered, be re- 
ceived and allowed and that what is unpaid be paid out of 
the Publick Treasury. 

Jas Jeffry Clr Ass ra 

-To Repaire 



£10 10 10 



£28 



£61 13 5 



£2 
£7 10 



£79 



10 



Of the 150 lb voted for the fort William & Mary 24 th 1723 
the same according to the vote — 
The sume of 123 14 6 was Paid as pr Mr Treasurer Jaffrys 

acct May 26, 1724 £123 14 6 

Ball c Due from Mr Geo Jaffry as Treasurer £19 4 8 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted that Ezekiel Moulton of Hampton be allowed and 
paid out of the Publick Treasury the sume of twenty shil- 
lings for carrying two Indians & 
<fec. (in y e yeare 1721) from Newbury. 

James Jeffry Clr Ass' 



bringing back y e horses 



[p. 419.] Wenday May y e 27 th 1724 a. m. 

In Councill May 27 th 172-4. 
Whereas there was an act made <fe past in y c 13 th yeare of 
King William of Blessed memory forbiding any pson to 
abuse his maj tic name <fc authority in pretending him or them- 
selves to be a sherrif under sherrif Dcp 1 or Constable which 



1724.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 879 

really were not so upon verry severe pains & pennalties — and 
whereas there is no provision made ag* Psonating a military 
officer & abusing his Maj ties name and authority as such by 
pretending to Impress psons without warrant so to do &c. 
It is therefore 

Yoted — That whereas an addition to y e same act namely 
That the Penaltie for pretending to be a Millitary officer or 
assuming a Military Power and authority, where there is 
none, shall be the same as in the said act is exprest for 
preventing a civill officer — and further that in the s d addi- 
tional act the unnecessary firing gunns from the first Day 
of March to the Last Day of November annually during the 
Indian Warr in the Towns of Dover Exeter & Kingston & 
Londonderry shall be prohibited on pain that every offender 
shall pay forty shillings being convict, &c. 

Richard Waldron CI. Con 11 

Eod m Die. 

Read in the house. 

The house adjourned for two hours p. M. 
Eod m Die. Read and concurred with this amendment, viz 
y* y e Towns of Stratham Greenland & Newington be added 
& y e penalty be but ten shillings and if the Delinquent hath 
not money to pay y n to be punished at the Discretion of y e 
Military officer in y e town w r y e offence was comitted and y* 
no man fire without leave from his comiss 11 officer. 

J J Cl r Ass m 

[p. 421.] Wedness Day May 27 th 1724, p. m. 
The house adjourned to thursday May the 28 th 1724, a. m. 



Thursday May 28 th 1724, a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment, 
all Psent as yesterday 
Eod m Die 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted — That M r Speaker Weare be of the Grand Comit- 
tee for the 15000 in the Roome of Coll. Thomas Packer 
Deceased. 

James Jaffry Cl r Ass m 
Sent up for Concurrence. 

A Message from y e Board by M r Clark Waldron y* y e act 
ag 1 firing Gunns &c. y e voat y t Coll. Weare to be on[e] of 



380 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

the Grand Comittee, and the allowance to Ezekiel Moulton 
were all Concnrrd w th 

The Comittee for Burning the Bills made thiere return. 
The house adjourned to Fryday May 29 th 1724. 



Friday May 29 th 1724 a. m. 
the house met according to adjournment 
all psent as yesterday. 
Eod m Die 

Voted — That y e accompts of Geo. Jaffrey Esq 1 Late Trea- 
su r of the s d Province as returned by the auditors be accepted 
and allowed Jas. Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Sent up 
[p. 422.] 1724. Fryday May 29 th A. M. 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted — That there be signed of off the two thousand 
pounds now Ready Imprest, the sum of Seven hundred 
Twenty eight pounds Seven Shillings and put into the Treas- 
ury for the payment of the Sundry Debts now allowed & 
remaining due from the Province and other Contingent 
charges that may happen, and that his hon r the Lev 1 Gov r be 
Desired to Issue out warrants for the payments of what is 
yet unpaid, and for pay 1 of the Contingencies. 

Jas. Jeffry, Cl r Ass m 
Sent up for Concurrence. 
A Message that y e above is concurred with. 
Eod m Die. In the house <fcc 

Voted — That there be a Tax of five hundred pounds Laid 
on the Inhabitants of this Province aiid that It be Bro* into 
the Treasury by the middle of Jan r next in money, and that 
it shall be applyed for Discharging the Support of the Gov- 
ernment as the Gen 11 Assembly shall order and that an act 
be Drawn up accordingly and that John Gillman Esq r and 
M r Thco. Atkinson be of the Comittee of the house to Jovne 
w th a Comittee of the upper house to Draw up the act ac- 
cordingly. Jas. Jaffry, Cl r Ass m 
A Message y* tis Concurred with. 
Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
[p. 423.] Fryday May 29 th 1724 P. M. 

The house met according to adjournment. 
All psent as in the morning. 



1724.] JOUKNAL OF THE HOUSE. 381 

M r Sheriff Gambling Came into the Assembly and In- 
formed the Jaile was not Sufficient and prayed a Comittee 
to goe and vie we the same. 
Eod m Die. 

That each town and precinct w th in this Province shall 
Some time before the first thursday in October next, choose 
some proper pson to meet at the Court house in Portsmouth 
on 2 d Day, Then and there agree upon Rules & measures for 
the New Proportioning the Province Taxes in Each Town & 
precinct within this Province (the best they can) and make 
return unto the next Sitting of the Generall Assembly after 
s d Day for approbation, and that each Town pay the Pson 
chosen for his Service therein. 

Jas. Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

May 29 th 1724. 

The house adjourned to Sathurday May the 30 th a. m. 



[p. 424.] Sathurday May the 30 th 1724 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment, all psent as 
yesterday (Except Capt. Tibbetts). 

Province of New Hampshire. 

Wee the Subscribers hereof being a comittee of both houses to 
accompt and receive and tell over the money of Each Sort, that is to 
be Burnt this Assembly, Do thus make our Return 
Rec'd from Geo Jaffrey Esq r of the 15000 lb Bank Money £437: 4: 5 
Do from Do on ace* of Coll. Packer of y e same £189: 4: 1 



£626: 8: 6 
Rec'd from Geo. Jaffrey Esq Excha of the 5384 lb old defaced 

Bills £142: 11: 6 

D° from Coll Weare for same exch a money £ 21: 3: 

D° from John Plaisted Esq Idem £11: 3:6 

D° from Richard Wibird Esq Idem £ 76: 5: 

D° from Mark Plunking; Esq Idem £ 31: 5: 6 



£282: 8: 6 
We rec'd of the fifteen thousand pounds bank money the sume of 
six hundred twenty six pounds eight shillings & six pence : and of the 
five thousand three hundred and eighty foure pounds old defaced Bills 
exchanged the sume of two hundred and eighty two pounds eight shil- 
lings and six pence. 

In behalf of y e comittee, 

Arch. Macphedris 
John Ffrost 
Jotham Odiorn 
W m Fellows 
Tlieo Atkinson 



382 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

[p. 425.] Sathurday May 30 th 1724 a. m. 

[See Journal of Assembly pp. 136, 137] 

There was alsoe Burnt in the face of the Gen 11 Assembly 
from Geo Jaffrey Esq. of the Bank of 15000 lb money the 
sume of foure hundred thirty seven pounds foure shillings & 
five pence, and from Coll Packer by s d Jaffrey the sume of 
one hundred eighty nine pounds foure shillings & one penny 
— as pr the return of the auditors. 

Jas. Jefiry clr Ass ra 
[p. 426.] 

Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted, 

That the old prison in Portsm be sold for the Benefit of 
the Province to the best advantage by a comittee appointed 
for that end — and that John Gillman Esq and mr Theo 
Atkinson be of the comittee of this house to joyne with a 
comittee of the upper house to Do the same 

James Jeffry clr Ass m 

Sent up for concurrence. 

A messa. from y e Board pr Geo. Jaffrey Archi Macphe- 
dris & Mr Clr Waldron That this house be adjourned to 
Wednesday the tenth June next. 



Wednesday June the 10 th 1724 p. m. 
The house met according to adjournment 
Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 



John Plaisted 
James Davis 
Jotham Odiorn 
John Gillman 
Andrew Wiggans 
Sam 11 Estman 



Cap 4 W m Fellows 
John Downing 
John Gillman 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
Mr John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Eaph Dennit 
Theo. Atkinson 
Capt Benja Went worth sworn and admitted the sherrif 
made return that Benja Wentworth was returned chosen a 
proper pson io serve in the Assembly for the Town of Dover 
in the roome of Capt Tim Gerrish who is removed out of 
this Province. 

[p. 427.] The s d Benj a Wentworth appeared and a message 
was sent up to the Board to signifie as above. 



1724.] JOUENAL OF THE HOUSE. 383 

Geo Jaffry Esq and Mr. dark Waldron came down & 
adm ed the oath to qualifie him accordingly which was Don 
and the s d Benj a Wentworth was Received as a member of 
the house of Representatives for this province. 
Eod m Die. 

A message from the Board by Geo Jaffrey Esq. who Bro* 
Down the ac* ag* fireing guns unnecessarily & for amend- 
ment viz That each pson in the same Towns mentioned shall 
be obliged to carry theire gunns to y e meetings w n there is 
any, under the Penalty of 10s for every Default. 

Jonathan Moulton of Hampton Desired an allowance of 
ten Dayes he served under Sev Board and was paid but 
for foure dayes and made oath to the truth of the same. 
Eod m Die 

y* the said moulton be paid out of the publick Treasury 
for ten Dayes service as a centinel. 

Jas Jaffry clr ass m 
[p. 428.] Wednesday June 10 th 1724 p. m. 

The house adjourned to Thursday June 11 th 1724 a. m. 



Thursday June the 11 th a. m. 

The house met according to adjournm 1 all psent as 
yesterday except James Davis Esq. 

The Bill for Raising five hundred pounds a Tax this yeare 
sent up 

The act for ascertaining the time of the Redemption of 
mortgages was alsoe sent up. The act for y e unnecessary 
fireing of gunns &c. and the vote for the allowance of ten 
dayes pay to Jonathan Moulton under Sev 1 Board — sent up 
— all the above concurred with above. 

Further allowances by the auditors 
Clem 1 Hughes Collector of the Excise Due to the 

Province from him 
Upon his request he had allowed him abatement 

Allowed 

John NewMarsh for ye Boat 

Joseph Moulton acct 

Joseph Moses 

Mr Small 

for the fort W m & Mary Stores 



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[1724. 



[p. 420.] Thursday June 11 th 1724 a. m 

Joshua Babb for Glass, - - - - - - £1:17:2 

John Clark - - - : - - - -£1:0: 

Voted That the s d Return be accepted & allowed out of 
the Publick Treasury. 

Jas. Jaffrey clr Ass m 
The house adjourned for two hours P. M. 

Thursday June 11, 1721 p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
the morning except Mr Atkinson. 

The house adjourned to fryday 8 oclock a. m. 



Fryday June ye 12 th , 1724 a. m. The house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all psent as yesterday except Mr. Eap. 
Dennit. 

It was moved about allowance for the sherrifs accompt or 
what the assembly please. 

Eod m Die. 
' In the house of representatives voted Mr Gambling as 
sherrif be allowed and paid out of the Publick Treasury the 
sume of thirteen pounds for his service Don as sherrif for ye 
yeare 1723, in full thereof. 

Jas. Jeffry clr Ass m 
[p. 430.] The house adjourned to Satlmrday June y e 13 th 

1724 a. m. 



Satlmrday June 13 th 1724 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournm 1 all psent as yester- 
day <fc Mr Eaphraim Dennit. 

Maj r John Gillman took out his Debent to this day. 
D° Cap 1 John Gillman to the same time. 

D° Sam 11 Eastman to the same time. 
Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That his hon r the Lev 1 Govern' having the whole 
Government as commander in chief still continued upon him 
be presented with the sume of one hundred pounds for his 
extraordinary service don the Govcrmcnt in the Time of 
Warr : and that it be paid him out of the publick Treasury. 

Jas. Jeffry Cl r Ass m 



1724.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 385 

Mr John Redman & Mr John Sandburn took out there 
Debentures to this Day. 

Mr Speaker Weare took out his Debenture to this day. 
Eod m Die. 

In the house on the return of the auditors upon Mr Benj a 
Wentworths ace* voted that the return be accepted and 
allowed the sume of ten pounds five shillings in full of said 
accompt & p d out of the Pubiick Treasury. 

Jas. Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
[p. 431.] Sathurday June 13 th 1724 a. m. 

A message from the Board by Mr Clark Waldron that the 
house appeare at the Board and they went up accordingly. 

The house Returned and was Prorogued to the thirteenth 
day of October, and alsoe at the same time the house De- 
clared that the vote past for Mr Penhallows having twenty 
pounds allowed him for his service Don the Province in 
England was omitted to be entered therefore to be allowed 
the next sitting of the assembly. 

Lev* Cornall[Col.] Davis took out his Debentureto this day. 

[p. 432.] Thursday August the 27 th 1724 p. M. the house 
met by speciall summons from the Liv* Gov r and Councill. 
Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 

Capt W m Fellows 
John Downing 
Benja Wentworth 
P John Gillman 

^ sqs Sam 11 Tebbets 

M r John Redman 
Ea Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 
Yotecl that there be forty men (officers & saylors includ- 
ed) Imprest and sent to joyne those of the Massachusetts 
for an expedition now carrying on into the Indian enemies 
country, and that his hon 1 ' the Liv* Governor Is hereby De- 
sired to issue out his orders for Getting the men & a vessell 
for Transporting them. 
Sent up for concurrence. 

Jas Jeffry Clr. Ass m 
A message from the Board P r Coll Walton Ar Macphedres 
and Mr Clr Waldron y 1 the house stands prorouged to the 
13 th of 8 r next. 
25 



Jotham Odiorn 
Andrew Wiggans 
John Gillman 
John Plaisted 



38G PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

[p. 433.] October 13 th 1724 p. M. 

The house met according to Prorogation. 
Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted Capt W m Fellows 

John Gillman John Downing 

John Gillman 
, Mr John Redman 
Eaphr a Dennit 
A message from the Board by Geo. Jaffrey & Archibald 
Macphedris Esqr that his hon r the Liv* Govern 1 had rec d his 
Maj lks orders to Call Jotham Odiorn Esq to the Board and 
that he was taken and sworn accordingly. 
Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives 
Whereas Jotham Odiorn Esqr is now remov'd from this 
house to be of his Maj ties Councill for this Prov. Ordered 
that Mr Speaker Weare Issue out his warrant to the sherrif 
Directed to the selectmen of New Castle to make choice of 
another Representative in the Room of the s d Jotham Odiorn 
Esq r to appeare at the next sitting of the assembly. 

Jas. Jeffry Clr. Ass m 
A message from the Board by Mr Geo. Jaifry Jotham 
Odiorn & Mr dark Waldron that the house was prorouged to 
Munday y e 16 th November next. 

[p. 434.] Capt Andrew Wiggans took out his Debenture to 
the 19 th November 1724 
Capt Tebbets Idem. 

Jotham Odiorn Took out his Debenture to the Time of his 
Going to be admitted to the Councill Board. 



X r y . 19th 1T24 

I John Gillman of Exeter Do oblcidge my selfe to supply 
such scouts as may be sent me by y e Government at 12 d P r 
Day each man for the hundred pounds I am now to receive 
and y* I Deliver each souldier 14oz of Bread & 14oz Pork 
p r day. 

Wittncss my hand to y e agrecm t 

John Gillman. 



Capt W m Fellows, Mr Eaphraim Dennit & John Plaisted 
Esqrs had thcire Debentures to the 12 th of X r 1724. 



1724.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 387 

NOTE BY THE EDITOR. 
The Journal of the House which follows, from November 16th, 1724, 
to November 17th, 1738, is copied from the MS. Journal in the Secre- 
tary's office, in abound volume, labeled " Journal of the House 1724 — 
1748." The pages in the margin correspond with those in the MS. 
Journal. 



[p. 1.] Munday November the 16 : 1724 p. m 

The house met according to Prorogation. 
Psent 

John Plaisted 



Cap* John Downing 
James Davis John Gillman 

Andrew Wiggans I -^ , Sam 11 Tibbets 
John Gilman ' SC ^ Benj a Wentworth 

Sam 11 Eastman M r John Redman 

j John Sandburn 

Eaphraim Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 
Eod ra Die In the house of Representatives the Speaker 
not appeareing The house proceeded to the Choice of a 
Speaker Protempore And John Plaisted Esq r was Chosen 
Speaker Protempore Nem Con &c 

Ordered that Capt John Gillman & Capt Benj a Wentworth 
wait upon the Liv* Govornor at his house and Signine to him 
that there is a house and that John Plaisted Esq r is Chosen 
Speaker protem. 

A Message from the Liv* Govornor By Jotham Odiorne 
Esq r & m r Clerk Waldron ; That it is his hon rs Desier y 1 this 
house wait upon him at his house. Which was Don. 

And then the Liv* Govornor Made a Speech & Gave a Copy 
thereof as on fyle and then the house adjournd to tuesday 
nine a Clock a. m. 

[See Journal of General Assembly, p. 148.] 



Tuesday November 17, 1724 a. m. 
the house met according to adjournment all psent as yester- 
day. 

In the house of Representatives 
the Liv* Govorn rs Speech was read & voted that Maj r John 
Gilman & Andrew Wiggans Esq r and mr Theodore Atkin- 
son be a Committee of this house to Draw up an Answer to 



338 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

the Liv* Govornors Speech & present it to the house for Con- 
currence . 

J a Jeffry Cler Ass m 
Eocl m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That Maj r John Gillman & Andrew Wiggana 
Esq 1 with Mr Theodore Atkinson be a Comittee of this 
house to joyn w th a Committee of the upper house to audit 
the acct s & Muster Roles Bro 1 in this Sessions. 

James Jeffry Cle r Ass m 

Sent up. 
[p. 2.] Then the house adjourned to three a Clock p. M. 

Tuesday 9 r 17 1724 p. m. the house met according to ad- 
journment all psent as in the morning and the Comittee went 
out upon the audit. Then the house adjourned to Wednes- 
day Nine a Clock a. m. 

Wednesday November the 18 th 172-1 a. m. 
the house met according to adjournment all psent as yester- 
day. The Comittee of accompts Made return which was 
withdraw* 1 againe. 

The house adjourned for two hours. 

Wednesday 9 r 18 p. m. the house met according to adjourn- 
ment all psent as in the Morning. 

M r Sherrif Gambling made Return of the Precept Given 
him to Send to New Castle Select Men for an assemblyman. 
Who made return that they had made him None as p r the 
writ or precept on file. 

Eod m Die. The return of the Comittee for making a rule 
for New Proportioning the Severall Towns in this Province 
Made their Return and humbly Submitted the Matter Might 
be referred for about Six Months & Signed Nathaniel Wearc 

Clc r 

J In Councill 9 V 18 1724 Read and adopted. R Waldron 

Cler Con. 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

read and concurred with this amendment that it be deferred 

during the Indian Warr. 

Jas. Jaffry CI As. 

Sent up for concurrence. 

Eod m Die. A Message from the Board by Jotham Odiorne 
Esq 1 that the above vote was concurred with the amendment. 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday 19 th 9 br 1724 a. m. 



1724.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 889 

Thursday the 19th 9 r 1724 a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment all psent as 
yesterday. 

Then the house adjourned to three p. m. 

Thursday 9 r 19 1724 p. m. 
The house met according to adjournm* all psent as in y e 
morning. 

The house adjourned to fryday the 20 th 9 1 *. 

[p. 3.] Fryday November the 20 th 1724 a. m. 
' The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
the foregoing Meetings. 

Then the house adjourned to three a Clock p. m. 

Fryday y e 20 p. m. The house met according to adjourn- 
ment all psent as in the morning. 

Eod m Die. Joseph Smith of Stratham by a Note under the 
hand of Moses Conner Certified that Said Smith had served 
y e Province as a Soldier under Liv 1 Beard(l) and was not En- 
tred in the Muster Role and upon Cap* Wiggans averring he 
Imprest him & that he was in y e Province Service. Toted 

That the Said Joseph Smith be allowed and paid out of the 
Pub r Treasury Seventeen Dayes as a Cen 1 

Ja s JerTry Cl r Ass m 

The house adjourned to Sathurday nine a Clock a. m. 



Sathurday 9 r 21 st 1724 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as yes- 
terday. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

A motion be made for allowance for Peter Colcord for that 
he had been Taken by the Indians and Kept a Captive with 
them som time ; and by his Ingenuity and Courage made his 
Escape from them, And Brings an accompt of their Settle- 
ment and proceedings which may be of advantage to the 
Government hereafter. Its agreed to make him a present 
when thers a full house. 

A Mess a from the Board pr M r Odiorne and the Clerk of 
the Con. that the assembly Was adjourned to Munday y e 23 d 
at 12 of the Clock and accordingly they are adjournd. 

{I) Errata. On p. 383, for " Sev Board," read Lev. Beard. Ed. 



390 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 

Munday November 9 r 23 d 1724. 
Tlic house Met according to adjournment. 
Psent Mr Speaker Weare 
John Plaisted ) Eg r8 Capt W m Fellows 
Andrew Wiggans ) ^ Sam 1 Tebbets 

M r John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Ephr a Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 
The house adjourned to Tuesday 9 a Clock a. m. 



[1724. 



[p. 4.] Tuesday November 24, 1724 a. m. 

The house Met according to adjournment all Psent as yes- 
terday Except M r Ephraim Dennit and there came Capt John 
Gillman, Sam 1 Eastman Esq r 

Then the house adjourned to Wednesday 9 r y e 25 th 1724. 



Wednesday November 25 th 1724 a. m. 

The house Met according to adjournment all Psent as yes- 
terday and M r Ep r Dennit was sent for up to the Councill 
Board to hear y e argument upon Hampton Petition and went 
up accordingly. The Same Petition Pleaded to on both 
Sides and Then the house adjourned to three a Clock p. m J 

Wednesday 9 T 25 th 1724 p. m. the house met according to 
adjournment, all psent as in the morning & Maj 1 ' John Gill- 
man. 

In Councill 9 r 25 th 1724. 

The Petition of the Comoners of hampton being road and 
fully argued on the part of the Petitioners & on the Part of 
the Town of Kingston before his honor the Liv* Govornor <fc 
the Councill <fe assembly and thereupon Voted : That a Co- 
mittee of both houses be Chosen to Meet in the recess of the 
Court who Shall give Seasonable advertisements at hampton 
for all psons y 1 have a Claime in the New plantations to bring 
in and produce y c Same and likewise to the Comoners of 
hampton to appeare at the Same time and Shew to whom 
they have made Satisfaction for their New plantation Kights, 
in order that his hon r and the Generall Assembly may have 
a full understanding of the pmises and order thereon as to 



1724.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 391 

Right and Justice doth appertain & j l the Comittee Make re- 
port at the next Spring Sessions. 

R d Waldron Cler Con 
Eod m Die. In the house of Represent 

The above vote being read and ordered to ly till Tomorrow 
for Consider 1 

Then the house adjourned till Thursday 9 a Clock a. m. 



Thursday November 26, 1724, A. M. 
the house met according to adjournment all psent as yester- 

da y- 

Whereas it is found by experience y* there is a great incon- 

veniency attending Severall Towns in this Province who are 
obliged to Support a Gramer Schoole by act of Gen 1 assem- 
bly which Induces a very Great and unnecessary expense 
upon the Said Towns without the Least advantage thereby, 
Therefore In Councill 9 r 26, 1724, 

[p. 5.] Voted — That the Said act respecting Gramer Schools 
be Repealed & y* there be one Established free School to be 
Supported at the Province Charge at Portsmouth and that 
the Town of Portsmouth pay one Quarter part of the 
Charges, and that the other Towns pay in proportion to 
their Province Tax and that a Comittee of Roth houses be 
appointed to obtain and agree with a Suitable pson to Settle 
as School Master, and that a Bill be prepared accordingly. 

R. Waldron Cler Con 
Eod m Die. 
In the house of Representatives Read & Noncurr'd 

Ja s JefTry Cler Ass m 
Then the house adjourned to three a Clock p. M. 
Thursday 9 r 26, 1724, p. M. the house met according to ad- 
journnr all psent as in the morning except m r Plaisted. 
here a Vote past for Limitting the Time of Laying out Grants 
was past & Sent up as pr y e vote on fyle & j n the house 
adjourned to Pry day. 



Fryday Nov 1 " 27 th 1724, the house met according to adj rt all 
psent as yesterday. 

Eod m Die. a vote passed for Repealing part of an act entituled 
an act for Maintaining & Supply of the Ministry within this 
Prov. &c. Giving the Choice of the Ministry to the freehold- 



392 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

ers and that it shall he Now in the power of the Church of 
Each Pish or precinct within this Province to Make Choice of 
a Minister where wanting, and then to present him So Cho- 
sen to the Congregation for acceptance, and if Chosen by y* 
Majority of the Church and freeholders at Such Meeting 
then that to be the Settled Minister, and if it happen y* y e 
Churches choice be not accepted at Snch meeting then the 
Difference to be Decided by the next three or five adjacent 
Churches &c 

Yoted that an act be Drawn up accordingly 

Sent up for Concu r 

A Message from the Board pr Geo Jaffrey Esq r that the 
above vote be Deferred for Consideration to the Next Sess 1!S 
which was Don accordingly, 

A Message from the Board pr Geo Jaffrey Esq r that it is 
the Desier of the upper house that this house would recon- 
sider the vote past for an act ag* Trespassers Bro* in Last 
Sessions. 

And also a Petition of Sundry Indians y* Served this 
Prov in the' Canada Expedition for theire Guns. 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

The additionall act ag it Trespassers was read three times 
& past to be engrost and to Continue for five years. John 
Plaisted Esq r Enters his Dissent ag* the Said act. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. M. 

Jas. Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
[p. 6.] Fryday r 27 th 1724, p. M. 

the house met according to adjournm* all psent as in the 
Morning Except M 1 ' Eph r Dennit 

Eod Die, the auditors Made return on the Treasurers ac- 
compts which was accepted and ordered that the Treasure! 
form his accompts accordingly in order to be Discharged. 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m 

Sent up for Concurrence. 

Eod 111 Die. A Message from the Board By Geo Jaffrey & 
John Frost Esq 1 '* with the above vote, and that it was the 
opinion of the upper house to Chuse\i Standing Comittec to 
act in the recess of the Court and to Let the accompts of 
the Treasurer Ly untill the Spring Sessions, and that y° 
Treasurer be ordered to Lay a Memoriall before the assembly 
at psent of the State of the Province to See w* is_Nc*ees>ary 
to lay in for its Support. 



1724.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 893 



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Eod m Die. The Comittee of audit whose names are under- 
written having Examined the Severall Muster Roles that Lay 
before us Do return as followeth (viz) 

No. 1, a Muster Role Signed Andrew Glidden for 
Moses Norris 
2 Roles John a Sandburn 
John Footman 
Joseph Roberts 
W m Jones 
Abraham Clark 
W m Hill 
John Prescot 
Benj Wentworth 
12 a Portleidge Bill Signed Walter Stuart 

as Master & Steward in the Schooner with 
Capt Wentworth to the Eastward 

£666: 10: 
all the above Muster Roles being examined wee find y m Right Cast 
and well voucht amounting in all to Six hundred Sixty Six pounds ten 
Shillings : and as to the twelve Small Rols follow wee have examined 
and find that they are Trantient Scouts Except Meads No 16 which we 
allow When Sworn to. 

[p. 7.] John Gillman Mark Hunking 

Andrew Wiggan Richard Wibird 

Theo Atkinson John Frost 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives, 

Voted, 

' That Peter Colcord be allowed and paid out of the Trea- 
sury the Sum of ten pounds : as a present from this Govern- 
ment when he returns from his psent March after the Indians. 

James Jeffrey CI 1 ' ass m 

Sent up for Concurrence 

Eod Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Voted that there be allowed to Samuel PenhalloAV Esq 1 ' 
twenty pounds New England Money for his Good Service 
Don when in Gre* Brittaine. 

James Jeffry Cle r Ass m 

Sent up for Concurrence. 

Eod Die. a Message from the Board pr Jotham Odiorne 
Esq r that the above Votes Smiths, Colcord and Penhallows 
was concurr'd with. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted That all Small Schouts of three dayes and upwards 
be allowed and paid wages, and have their Provisions 
allowed them as other Souldiers in the Service have. 

James Jeffry Cle r Ass m 

Sent up for Concurrence 



394 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

Eod m Die. The above vote return'd and nothing Don 
upon it. It being the case of Each Town to run out occa- 
sionally in Such Small Sellouts 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Voted, That all Those Small Sellouts that hath been out 
for three or four dayes at a Time be allowed theire provis- 
sions and those that have not had it but found themselves 
be allowed and paid out of the Treasury one Shilling pr day 
in Money. James Jeffrey Cl r Ass m 

Sent up for Concurrence. 

a Mess a from the Board y* y e above vote was concurred w th . 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday 9 r 28 th 1724 a. m. 



Sathurday November 28 th 1724 a. m. 

The house Met according to adjournment all Psent as yes- 
terday. 

[p. 8.] a Message from the Board by m r Cler Waldron 
that the upper house Desir'd to withdraw theire vote relating 
to y c hampton Petition Which was Don accordingly, alsoe a 
Message pr Geo Jaffrey Esq r who Brot Down our vote, for a 
Bill for Limitations of Grants that it be Left for further Con- 
sideration. Which was agreed to. 
Eod 111 Die. In the house of Representatives 

The Question being put what Quantitie of Money Should 
be printed It past for <£3000 as pr the vote on fyle. 

M r Sandburn and his partner Delegates for Kingston De- 
sired m r Clem* Hughes Might be allowed attorney for Kings- 
ton in Relation to the Petition, which was Granted. Cap 1 
Sam 11 Tibbets took out his Debenture to this day. 

Then the house Adjourned to Wednesday December y e 9 th 
1724. 



Wednesday X r the ninth, 1724. 
The house met according to adjournment. 
Psent Mr Speaker Wcare. 
John Plaistcd } y > Capt William Fellows 
James Davis j J " * John Gillman 

Mr John Redman 
Eaph r Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 
The house adjourned to Thursday X r 10 th 1724 A. M. 



1724.] JOUENAL OF THE HOUSE. 395 

Thursday X r the 10 th 1724 A. M. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as 
yesterday, and Maj r Gillman 

John Sandburn 

Then the house adjourned to 3 a Clock p. m. 

Thursday X r 10 th 1724 p. M. the house Met according to 
adjournment all psent as in the morning & Samuel Eastman 
Esq r 

a vote past for Imprinting three thousand pounds. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted— That Cap 4 W m Fellows & Mr Theodore Atkinson 
be of the Comittee of this house to Joyne a Comittee of the 
upper house to tell over the old Broken Defaced Bills of the 
first Impression that may be Bro* in to be burnt this assem- 
bly. 
[p. 9.] James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

y e votes for Raiseing 2 M. pounds Should be Entred here. 
(See Journal of General Assembly, p. 159.) 

Then the house adjourned to Fry day X r y e 11, 1724 a. m. 



Fryday X r the 11 th 1.724, a. m. The house met according to 
adjournment all psent as yesterday. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted : that one hundred pounds of the Two thousand 
now to be Impressed be put into the hands of Maj r John 
Gillman Esq r by the Signers thereof to purchase Pork & 
Bread for y e use of the Province to Supply Such Scouts as 
Shall be Sent to him by the Government 

Jas Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
Sent up for Concurrence 
Eod m Die. a Message from y e Board the above vote was 
concur r'd w th 

Eod m Die. a vote past for paying James Jeffry ten pounds 
in full for his Service as Clerk of the assembly from 9 r 29 th 
1723 to y e 29 th 9 r 1724 

S, Peter Weare 

Sent up for Concurrence. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Voted : That James Davis Esq r be paid out of the pub- 
lic Treasury the Sum of Eight pounds Six Shillings in full 
Disch a of his Service as a Comittee man for the Settling & 
runing y e Province lines in y e yeare 1719 & 1720. 

James Jaffry, Cler. Ass m . 

Sent up for concurrence 



396 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1724. 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives, 

The Comittee for Exchange of the Bills of the old Im- 
pression brot in £204 : 5 : which was burnt to ashes in the 
psence of the Gencrall Assembly viz 

By Richard Wibird £103 : 13 : 9 

Geo Jaffrev 36 : 16 : 3 

Peter Weare 26 : 18 : 6 

John Gillman 36 : 16 : 6 



£204:05: 
off which S d Sumes they are Discharged 

Jas. Jeffry Cl r Ass ra 
Eod m Die. 

of the Same Money Bro* in by John Plaisted £51 : 18 : 

Mark Hunkino- 29 : 15 : 6 



of which S d Sumes Each are Discharged, £81 : 13 : 6 

James Jeffry CI 1 ' Assembly 



[p. 10.] Fryday y e 11 th 1724 a. m. 

In the house of Representatives, 

Yoted that the reverend Henry Rust be presented with 
forty Shillings for his Service attending his hon r the Liv' 
Governor to y e Eastward at horneck the Indians burial. 

Ja s Jeffry C lr Ass m 

Sent up for Concurrence 
A Certificate Signed Benj a Gambling Sherrif y* he Impressed 
Moses Welch to carry a letter to Coll Waldron about three 
years agoe, Was Read and voted nothing to be allowed him 
Sent up. Ja s Jeffry Cl r Ass m | 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Voted, That John Plaisted Esq r Cap 1 William Fellows & 
M 1 ' Theo Atkinson be a Comittee of this house to Joyn with' 
a Comittee of the upper house to receive & examine the 
Province accompts in the recess of the ass m and Make them 
ready to Lay before y c ass m for allowance the next Sessions. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Sent up &c 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m 
Fryday y* 11 th 1724 p. M. the house met according to adjourn- 
in 1 all pscnt as in the morning 

& Cap 1 Tibbets. 
[p. 11.] Eod" 1 Die. In the house of Representatives, 



1724.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 397 

Toted, That m r Speaker Weare & John Plaisted Esq r be 
of the Comittee of this house to joyn with a Comittee of the 
upper house for Signing of the Two thousand pounds now to 
be Impressed. 

Sent up &c Coll Hunking & Geo Jaffrey of y e upper house. 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Toted, That there be twenty pounds pr annum added to 
the form r Establishm* of the officers and Souldiers at fort 
W m & Mary Each one to have four pounds pr annum of 
Said Sum henceforward paid him out of the Publick Treas- 
ury. 

James Jeffry cler. Ass m 
Sent up &c. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Toted, That John Plaisted Esq r & Cap* William Fellows 
be of y e Comittee of this house to joyn with a Comittee of 
the upper house to Draw up the act for the Two M pounds. 

James Jeffry cler Ass m 

Sent up. 
a Mess a from y e Board pr Jotham Odiorne Esq r that Geo 
JafFry and archi Mac Esq r be of y e Comittee of the upper 
house to Draw up S d act. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Toted, That Every Souldier in the pay of this Province 
Schouting or Marching that will Supply himself with full 
provisions Shall be allowed and paid out of the Publick 
Treasury Twelve pence pr day for the Same. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Sent up &c. 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday y e 12. 



Sathurday X r the 12 t]1 1724 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournm 1 all psent as } r ester- 
day. 

Eod m Die. Toted that Edward Toogood be paid out of the 
Publick Treasury the Sume of 1716 in full of his accompt. 

Jas. Jeffry Cl r Ass m . 
Sundry Small Muster Roles Examined and referred to the 
Gen 11 assembly Numbered in the Margent as followeth 
(See Journal of General Assembly p. 166.) 



398 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1724. 






[p. 12.] Eod m Die. A Bill for Impressing two M pounds 
was read three times and past to be Enacted. 

Eod m Die. There is an allowance of Seven men as Centi- 
nells allowed to be added to Moses Xorrises Muster Role. 

Ja 8 Jeffry Cl r assem. 

Eod m Die. Jotham Odiorne Esq r allowed 34 & 3 d for 
Bread and pork Supplied to the Sloopes Walter Warrens 
accompt allowed i£2 : 2 m rs Smals ac* allowed for house 
rent fire and Candles from 8 r 23 to 8 r 1724 £12 :— 

Eod m Die. Voted that 2001b of the Two M now to be Im- 
pressed be Signed off and put into the Publick Treasury. 

James Jeffry Cle 1 ' Ass m . 

Eod m Die. 

Voted, That his hon r the Liv Govornor haveing the 
whole Govornment as comander in Chief Still Continued up- 
on him be presented with the Sum of one hundred pounds 
for his Exterordinary Service don the Government in this 
Time of Warr and that it be paid out of the Publick Treas- 
ury. 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m . 
Eod ra Die. Voted— That Samuel Penhallow Esq r be paid 
the Sume of fifteen pounds for Slops and Stores Delivered 
Jonathan Chesley before Said Sam 1 Penhallow went for Eng- 
land and they to be in full Discharge and if m r Penhallow 
Do not accept this Then to be paid & allowed w t the Co- 
mittee Shall allow him in the recess of the assembly. 

Jas Jeffry Cl r ass m 
[p. 12^.] M r agent Newmans papers was Sent Down from 
the Board and read. 

Eod m Die. a vote passed for the Liv 1 Govornor to Comiss a 
Man to goe to Canada with those Gent from the other Gov- 
ernments. 

Voted — That the Comiss r to be appointed for to goe to 
Canada be Supplyed and paid out of the Publick Treasury. 

Ja s Jeffry Cl r Ass ra 
Eod m Die 

Maj r Gillmans agreement for Supplying the Sellouts is En- 
tered in the Latter End of the old ass m Book. 

Then the house was Sent for at the Board and were Pro- 
rog d to Wednesday the fifth of May Next 1725. 

Coll Plaisted, Capt Fellows & M r Dennit took out f De- 
bent™ to X r 12, 1724. 



1725.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 399 



By the Liv 1 Govorners Proclamation the assembly was Pro- 
rog'd to the 17 May 1725. 



Munday May the 17 th 1725. The house Met according to 
Proclamation of Prorogation. 

Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ) Capt John Gillman 

John Gillman \ Esqrs W m Fellows 
Andrew Wiggans ) Benj a Wentworth 

John Downing 
M r . John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Theo Atkinson 
The house went up to the Council Chamber heard the 
Govorn rs Speech & Returned and had it Sent Down to Coppy, 
Then adjourned to Tuesday May 18 th 1725 a. m. 

[See Journal of General Assembly, p. 168.] 

Tuesday may the 18 th 1725 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as yes- 
terday & Capt Samuel Tibbets 

[p. 12|.] May 18. In Council May 18 ttl 1725. 
" Yoted— That Coll Walton & Capt Mcpheadris Esq r be a 
Comittee to Joyn with others of the house to Count over the 
Bills of Credit now to be Burnt and that it be Don with all 
convenient Speed. 

Richard Waldron Cler Con 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Yoted — That m r Ephraim Dennit & m r Theo Atkinson be 
of y e Comittee to Joyne with Those above for the Counting 
over the Bills of Credit Now to be Burnt. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Then the house adjourned for two hours P. M. 

May 18 p. m. 
The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
y e morning and Samuel Eastman Esq r and M r Ea Dennit 

May the 18 th Wee whose Names are here under written 
being appointed a Comittee to audit the accompt of the 
Province of New hampshire for the yeare 1725, Do allow as 
followeth viz 

[See Journal of General Assembly, p. 170.] 




400 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1725. 



[p. 1 3.] Wednesday May 19 th 1725 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as 
yesterday. 

The Comittees being out telling over the Bills & auditing 
the accompts the house adjourned to 

Thursday Nine of the Clock May the 20 th 1725, a. m. 









Thursday may the 20 th a. m. the house met according to 
adjournment psent M 1 ' Speaker Weare 

1 



John Plaisted 
John Gillman 
Samuel Eastman 
Andrew Wiggans ) 



y Esqrc 



Capt John Downing 
W m Fellows 
John Gillman 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
M r John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Ea Dennit 
Theo Atkinson. 
Mr Hugh Adams Booke Came Down from the Board for 
the Consideration of the House for the Printing it. 
(See Journal of General Assembly, p. 171.) 

[p. 14.] May the 20 th 1725 p. m. 

Whereas the Town of Londonderry hath lived under this 
Govornment for Severall years past and hath neither as yet 
paid any Rates for the Support of the Govornment Nor Sent 
any one Represent Said Town in Generall ass m 

Voted That the Said Town of Londonderry be Notified 
to Send a Meet pson Duly Quallified to represent them in 
this assembly and to Bring a list of theire Rateable Estates 
that they may be assessed accordingly for the Support of the 
Govornment. James Jeffry Cl r ass ra 

and then the house adjourned to Fryday May 21 a. m. 



Fryday May 21 st 1725 a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment 
all pseni as yesterday and Capt Benj a Wcntworth & Coll 
Davis, the house adjourned for two hours. 

Fryday May 21, 1725, p. m. 
The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
the Morning. 



1725.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 401 

In the house of Representatives, 

Whereas the Town of Londonderry hath lived under this 
Government for Severall years past and hath Neither as yet 
paid any Rates towards the Support of the Government nor 
Sent any one to represent Said Town in Generall Assembly 

"Voted that his hon r the Liv* Govornor be desired to Send 
a precept to the Said Londonderry to Send a pson duly Qual- 
ified to Represent them in this Generall Assembly at the 
next fall Sessions and to Bring a List of theire Rateable Es- 
tates that they may be rated accordingly. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Eod Die a Mess a from the Board pr M r Clerk Waldron 
that the above vote was concurred with. 
Then the house adjourned to Sathurday May 22 d 1725, a. m. 



[p. 15.] Sathurday May the 22 d 1725 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as yes- 
terday. 

In the house of Representatives, 
Voted That all the Publick Bills of Credit of this Prov- 
ince Pass in all Publick payments with out the advance of 
five p ct James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Sent up for Concurrence. 

a Mess a from the Board that the above vote was concurr'd 
w th 

Moun sr Vodrells Letter by Mr Atkinson to our Govern r 
was Read. 

Mr. Atkinsons ac* of his Disbursements on his Canada 
Journey amounting to the sum of <£248 : 11 : 7 

of which is paid by M r Treasurer as pr his ace* 130 : : 



118:14:7 



a Mess a by M r Clerk "Waldron that the assembly was ad- 
journed to Tuesday the 25, 1725. 



26 






402 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1725. 



Tuesday May the 25 th 1725, A. M. 
The house met according to adjournment psent Mr Speaker 
Weare. 

Capt Williams Fellows 
Sam Tibbetts 
> Esqrs Benj a Wentworth 
John Gillman 
John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Eap r Dennit 
Theo Atkinson. 
In the house of Representatives, 
Voted for the further encouragement of volluntiers to goe 
out ag 1 the Indian Enemy. 

[See Journal of General Assembly, p. 182.] 



John Plaisted 
James Davis 
John Gillman 
Andrew Wiggan 
Samuel Eastman 



[p. 16.] Wednesday May the 26 th 1725. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as yes- 
terday and Cap* Downing. 

In the house of Representatives, 

Voted that the return of the auditors on m r Treasurer 
Penhallows accompts be accepted and that the accompts be 
allowed. 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. M. 
Wednesday Mayy e 26 th 1726 p. m. 

the house met according to adjournment all psent as in the 
morning. 
Eod m Die. In Council May the 25 th 1725. 

Whereas the accompts of m r Treasurer Penhallow from 
time to time laide before the General Assembly and Espe- 
cially at the Last and present Sessions have appeared very 
Irregular & much plexed which has cost the General Assem- 
bly and Comitees of audit Many dayes and is a great Expense 
to the Province in theire attending the adjustment thereof 
and whereas Sundry Disputes have arisen about allowing the 
five p ct advance on the Bills of Credit of this Province <fe 
For the prevention whereof for the future 

Voted that the Said M r Penhallow Dureing his Continu- 
ance in the office of Treasurer be allowed and paid out of the 
Treasury for his Service therein after the Rate of one hun- 
dred pounds pr annum in full for his Said Service. 

Richard Waldron Cl r Con. 



1725.] JOUKNAL OF THE HOUSE. 403 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives read and or- 
dered to ly upon the Table Till tomorrow. 

May the 27 1725. In the house of Representatives, the 
above vote Read and Concurred. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Toted, That Cap 1 William Fellows M r John Sandburn 
and Andrew Wiggan Esq r be a Comittee of this house to 
joyne with a Comittee of the upper house to view the Stores 
now lying in m r Treasurer Penh allow hands according to 
the accompt that is now made up by the auditors and Make 
return to the General Assembly w* there is and in what 
Condition they find it. That the assembly may order the 
Sale of w* is not fit for the Province Service and that the 
Return be Made Tomorrow at 10 of y e Clock. 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m 

[p. 17.] A Mess a from the Board That Coll Hunking, 
Capt Wibird & Capt Odiorne Esq rs was appointed to Joyn 
w th the afforesaid Comittee for the Serv afforesaid. 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday the 27 th 



Thursday may the 27 th 1725 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all Psent as yes- 
terday. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Represent 21 

Whereas there is in the Treasurer's hands Sundry Stores 
returned out of the Sub Commissioners hands & the Eastern 
Expedition to the value of one hundred thirty Six pounds 
nineteen Shillings & Eleven pence and out Standing in Con- 
stables hands the Sum of forty pounds five Shillings & Ten 
pence in Greenleaf & Gliddens two pounds 18 8 & Six pence 
in all £180 : 4 : l d . Now for the preventing of any Differ- 
ence in accompts for the future the S d Treasur r proposes y* 
if the Gen 11 assembly will make him allowance of twelve 
pounds out of the above Said Sum the remaining one hundred 
Sixty Eight pounds four Shillings and one penny the Treas- 
urer will take the Same to his accompt and be Debted with 
the Same. 

Voted, that the above proposall be accepted and that the 
Treasurer be Charged with the Sum only of £168: 4: 1, in 
full of Said accompt of Stores &c. 

Then the house adjourned to fryday May y e 28 th 1725. 



404 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1725. 



Fryday May the 28 th 1725, a. m. 

the house met all psent as yesterday Except Cap 1 Tibbetts 
and voted That theire Shall be henceforward allowed to Each 
Souldier in the pay and Service of the Province in any Stand- 
ing Sellouts for theire use in the Sumer Ensueing forty Bul- 
lets and Six flints, and for Every three months one pound of 
powder, & and if any Souldier be Exchanged he shall return 
his bullets and flints not expended in the Service or pay for 
them, & if any Man be Exchanged in a little Time to return 
liis powder to y* man y* comes in his roome or to his Comand- 
in officer. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Sent up and Concurred with. 

[p. 18.] Fryday May the 28 th 1725. 

In the house of Representatives, 

Whereas there was a mistake in Cap* Andrew Wiggans 
Muster Role of his name and two others viz Tho s Vaysey <fe 
Samuel Hilton that were not Numbered in it. 

Yoted, That there be allowed and paid out of the Publick 
Treasury the Sum of twelve Shillings for theire provisions 
in said four dayes Scout and that Benj a Lamprey be alsoe 
allowed the Sum of three Shillings he not being numbered 
in his Muster Role. 

Alsoe that M r Richard Waldron be allowed and paid out 
of the Publick Treasury the Sum of Seventy three pounds 
in full for his Service as Cl r of the Councill to the 15 th of 
Aprill 1725. 

Alsoe that Cap 1 Nathaniel Hill be allowed for Furnishing 
Timothy Blake & Seven Souldiers three weeks <fc foure 
Dayes £10. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Voted, That Cap* John Knight and thirty-nine men under 
his Comand be paid out of the Publick Treasury, the Sum 
of four Shillings Each Man, the Said Role beginning 24 of 
7 r 1724. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Sent up and Concurr'd 

Eod™ Die in the house of Representatives. 

Whereas it Doth appear to this house that m r Theodore 
Atkinson hath faithfully Discharged the Trust reposed in 
him his Late Negotiation to Canada this house returns him 
thanks for the Same, and Voted that there be paid him out 






1725.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 405 

of the Publick Treasury (besides what is allowed and paid 
him already for his Charges) the Sum of fifty two pounds 
for his Time in Said Negotiation. 

James JefTry Cl r Ass m 

Sent up for Concurrence. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Whereas his hon r the Liv 4 Govornor hath the whole Gov- 
ornm* as Comander in Chief Still continued upon him voted 
That he be presented and paid out of the Publick Treasury 
the Sum of one hundred and Twenty pounds for his Exter- 
ordinary Care & Service Don in the Governm* in this time 
of warr. Jas JefTry Cl r Ass m 

Sent up and Concurred, 
[p. 19.] Then the house adjourned to Sathurday y e 29 th 
May, 1725. 



Sathurday May 29 th 1725, a. m. 

The house Met according to adjournment all psent as yes- 
terday and voted the Severall allowances 
to Benj a Gambling as Sherif for his Serv 3 1724, £13 : — 
to Cap* Nathan 1 Hill for 69 lb pork he bot 2 : — 

to John Wentworth as per his ac 1 5 : 14 

James JefTry Cl r Ass m 

The Comittee for Telling over the Money to be Burnt this assembly 
Made theire Return viz of the Treasurer for the Tax of £1076:16: 
Bro* into the Treasury for the yeare 1724, £1076: 16 

of the Comittee of the £15000 by the hands of George 
Jaffrey Esq r 

of the Comittee for Exchanging the 5384 lb viz 

Coll John Plaisted 

Coll Weare 

Cap* Wibird 

Geo Jaffrey 

Coll Hunking 

£241:01: 
Shadrach Walton 
Ea Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 

Eod m Die. In the house of Eepresentatives, 

Yoted that Each of the above psons be and are hereby 
Discharged of the above Said Sumes as Carryed of ag* theire 
Names. 

James JafTrey Cl r Ass m 



£300: 12: 


4 


£37:13: 
£40: 14: 
£68: 13: 
£84: 11: 
£ 9: 9: 


(i 
3 
3 



406 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

Eod ra Die. M r Clement Hughes Came into the house and 
agreed to farm the Excise & to pay for the Same from the 
31 st of December 1723 to the 31 st of December 1725 the 
Sum of three hundred pounds. 

Voted That the Said Excise is hereby farmed and Lett to 
the Said Clement Hughes for the Tearm above, for the Said 
\ Sum of three hundred pounds to be paid into the Treasury 

by Said Hughes in full. Sent up and Concurr'd 

Ja s Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
[p. 20.] 

a Mess a from the Board that twas his hon r Desire that m r 
Speaker & the house Come up to the Council Chamber which 
they Did & were Prorogued to 23 d November 1725. 
Maj r John Gillman John Redman 

Capt John Gillman John Sandburn 

and Andrew Wiggan Esq r all took out their Debentures to 
this Day. 

May the 27 th 1725 p. m. omitted in Due place. 

In the house of Represent 3, 
Toted, that there be Signed off of the two thousand pounds 
Now ready Impressed the Sum of one thousand pounds and 
put into the Treasury for the payment of the Sundry debts 
now allowed & remaining Due from the Province and other 
1 1 contingencies that may happen & that his hon r the Liv* Gov- 

ernor be Desired to Issue out warrants for the payment of 
what Shall be now allowed and unpaid. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
Eod m Die In the house of representatives, 

Voted — That there be fifty three pounds Sixteen Shillings 
Signed off of the two thousand pounds Last printed and 
paid into the Treasury to Satisfy him for the fifty three lb 
Sixteen Shillings which he allowed to the Constables in the 
Last years rates of £1076, 16, which was burnt to ashes ac- 
cording to act <fcc. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
Sent up May 28 th 

concurr'd. 
May the 28th 1725. In the house of Representatives 
ordered That M r Treasurer Penhallow do forthwith' Call 
in all y e Interest Money yet Due to y c Province on y c 1730 lb 
Loan and other Dues Due to the Said Province and acconipt 
for it at the Next Sitting of the ass m . 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 



1725.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 407 

[p. 21.] Fryday May the 28 th a. m. 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted — That there be a Tax of five hundred pounds laid 
on the Inhabitants of this Province and that it be Bro* into 
the Treasury by the Midle of febuary Next in any of the 
Provinces Bills in New England and that it Shall be applyed 
for Discharging y e Suport of the Government as the Gen 11 
assembly Shall order and that an act be Drawn up accord- 
ingly and that Coll James Davis & Maj r John Gillman be 
of the Comitte from this house to Joyn with a Comittee from 
the upper house to Draw up the act accordingly. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
Eod m Die. a Mess a y* it is concurr'd. 



Munday 9 r 15, 1725. 
The house met By Special! "Writ from y e Liv* Govornor & 
Comander in Chief. 

Psent Mr Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ^ Cap 4 Wm Fellows 

James Davis I -™ Sam Tibbets 

John Gillman [ ^ Benj a Wentworth 

Andrew Wiggans J John Downing 

John Gillman 
Mr John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Ea Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 
In the house of Representatives, 
Voted — That Whereas the Ennemy Indians have made 
overtures of Peace with the Government with whome they 
have been at Warr & the Place being at Boston appointed 
for a Treaty, Voted — That Two Psons be Chosen out of this 
house to go to Boston to assist the Liv* Govornor att the 
Said Treaty in behalf of this Government. 

9 r 15, 1725. James Jeffry Cl r Ass ra 

Sent up for concurrence. 
Eod Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Voted — That Maj r John Gillman & m r Theo Atkinson are 
the Psons Chosen out of this house for the Service above 
Said. 

Jas Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
Sent up 



408 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1725. 

& concurr'd with & By a Mess a Pr m r Clerk Waldron that 
Capt Frost & Coll Walton are appointed above for y* end. 
and the assembly Stands Prorogued to y e 23 d Ins* 



[p. 22.] Tuesday 9 r 23 d 1725. 
The house Met according to Prorogation. 
Psent M r Speaker Weare 
John Plaisted ^ Cap 1 W ra Fellows 

Andrew Wiggans > Esqrs Sam 11 Tibbets 
James Davis J M r John Redman 

John Sandburn 
Ea Dennit 
and were Prorogued to the 13, X r 1725. 



Munday X r 13, 1725. 
The house Met according to Prorogation 

Psent 
John Plaisted ) Eg Capt W m Fellows 

Andrew Wiggans J ^ 1S John Gillman 

John Sandburn 
John Downing 
Eap Dennit 
and were Prorogued By the Psident of the Councill to 
Munday the 20 X r 1725. 



Monday X r 20 th 1725 

The house met according to Prorogation. 



'O 



Psent 
John Plaisted ) Eg rg Capt W m Fellows 

Andrew Wiggans j * John Gillman 

John Redman 
Ea Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 
Sam 1 Tibbets 
And were Prorogued to Munday the 27, X r 1725. 



1725.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 409 

Munday X r the 27 th 1725 the house met according to Pro- 
gation psent, 

John Plaisted ^ Cap* W m Fellows 

Andrew Wiggan I -p John Downing 

Samuell Eastman J ^ r John Gillman 
John Gillman j John Redman 

John Sandburn 
Ea Dennit 
Theo Atkinson, 

[p. 23.] A Mess a from the Board pr M r Clerk Waldron to 
know if there were a house. The Speaker being absent the 
house proceeded to Choose a Speaker Pro Tempore by 
writeing, 

And Coll John Plaisted was chosen Speaker 
And then a Mess a for the Speaker and the house to appeare 
at the Board, and they went up accordingly and returned, 
and a Message Came Down with the Gov r Speech and the 
Coppy of the Treaty with the Indians at Boston was alsoe 
Sent Down. 

(See Journal of General Assembly, pp. 187-190.) 

And then the house adjourned to Thursday X r the 28 th . 



Tuesday X r the 28 th 1725, The house met according to 
adjournment all psent as yesterday & 

Cap 1 Sam Tibbets 
Coll Ja s Davis 
Cap* Wentworth, 
Eod m Die. In the house of Represent 

Voted that there be a Comittee of both houses appointed 
to examin the Muster Roles and accounts now to be Bro 1 in 
and that m r Theo Atkinson and m r William Fellows be a 
Comittee of this house to Joyn with a Comittee of the upper 
that Shall be appointed lor Said Service. 

Jas JefTry Cl r ass m 
Sent up. 

a Message from the Board That George JafTrey & John 
Frost Esq rB were appointed to Joyn with those above for that 
end. 

Eod m Die. A Petition of the Inhabitants of Sandy beech 
was Read praying to be Set off a Distinct District from New 
castle &c 

Then the house adjourned Wednesday X r y e 29, 1725 



[1725. 



James Davis 
John Gillman 
Sam 11 Eastman 
Andrew Wiggans 



Esqrs 



410 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 

The house met according to adjournment 
psent M r Speaker Plaisted 

Cap 1 W m Fellows 
Samuell Tibbets 
Benjamin Wentworth 
John Gillman 
John Downing 
John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Ea Dennit 
Theo Atkinson, 
[p. 24.] In the house of Representatives 

That Whereas the act of Excise of this Province is Neare 
Expiring 

Voted That it be now revived for three years & all Re- 
talers pay Six pence pr Gallon, and Taverns Eight pence pr 
Gallon Excise ; and that none be free from paying Excise 
for any quantity under twenty five Gallons and that an act 
be Drawn up accordingly and that andrew Wiggans Esq r 
& m r Eaphraim Dennit be a Comittee of this house to Joyn 
with a Comittee of the upper house to Draw up Said act 

Jas. JefTry Cl r Ass m 
Eod m Die 

In Council X r 28 th , 1725 
Whereas it was ordered by the Gen 11 Assembly the 26 of 
May Last past upon the Petition of John Cate & others 
(praying for an addition to the Precinct of Greenland) that 
y c Selectmen of Portsmouth Should be Served with a Coppy 
of the Said Petition, who were to Notifie the Said Town to 
appeare this Day before the- Gen 11 Assembly (to Shew Cause 
if any they had, why the Prayer of the Petition Should not 
be granted and Whereas the Selectmen were not Served with 
a Coppy thereof, together with a Coppy of the Said order & 
this vote forthwith and that the hearing on Said Petition be 
on tuesday Next, if the Generall .Assembly be then Sitting 
& if not then on the Second day of the Next Spring Sessions 

Richard Waldron Cl r Con. 
X r the 28 th In the house of Representatives 
read & Concurr'd James JefTry Cl r Ass m 



Decern 29, 1725 In the house of Representatives 

upon Reconsidering the Sandy beech Petition <fc of y e 






1725.] JOURNAL OP THE HOUSE. 411 

heareing thereon, and the Greenland Petition interfering 
with the Sandy beech Petition 

Voted — That the Greenland Petition and Sandy beech Pe 
tition be both heard on the Second day of the Sitting of the 
Spring Sessions and that all parties be Notified accordingly 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That Maj r John Gillman & m r Eap Dennit be a 
Comittee of this house to Joyn with a Comittee of the upper 
house to tell over the Money that is Bro* in to be burnt this 
assembly 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
[p. 25.] Eod ra Die. a Mess a from the Board that Sh a 
Walton & Jotham Odiorne Esq rs be appointed a Comittee of 
the upper house for telling over the Money 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday y e 30 th , 1725 



Thursday the thirtieth of X r 1725 
The house met according to adjournment all Psent as yes- 
terday and adjourned to fryday X r the 31 : 1725 



Fryday X r the 31 st 1725 The house met according to ad- 
journment all Psent as yesterday 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Voted — That there be Impressed forthwith two thousand 
pounds Bills of Credit on this Province, and Signed by a 
Comittee to be appointed by both houses, and by them paid 
into the Treasury from time to time, by order of the Generall 
Assembly, for Defraying the Charges of y e Government oc- 
casioned by the Warr, and to repay the same that it be raised 
by a Tax on the Inhabitants of this Province one half in 
the yeare 1735, and the other half in the yeare 1736, and 
when Brot into the Treasury, to be Burnt to ashes in 
Psence of the Generall assembly, the said Bills to be 
repaid in Such Species as Shall be agreed upon by the 
Gen 11 ass m from time to time and that an act be Drawn up 
accordingly, and that John Plaisted Esq r , and m r Theo At- 
kinson be a Comittee of this house to Joyn with a Comittee 
of y e upper house to Signe §aid Bills, and that the Said John 
Plaisted and m r Theo Atkinson be a Comittee of this house 
to Joyn w th a Comittee of the upper house to Draw up a Bill 
accordingly 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 



412 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1725. 



Eod m Die. a vote past for payment of James Jeffrys Sallary 
from y e l ( J th of November 1724 to the 19 th of 9 r 1725 for the 
Sum of ten pounds and for being on Comittes & other Extre 
Service the Sum of five pounds 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Eod ni Die. a Mess a pr m r Cl r Waldron the above vote was 
concurr'd 

[p. 2G.] X r y e 31 1725 

The Psons that were Chosen a Comittee to tell over the old broken 
Defaced Bills of Credit that were Brot in from the Trustees for Ex- 
changing the 5381 lb Made their lleturn that there was Brot and Burnt 
in Psence of the Gen 11 Assembly of that money the Sume of one hun- 
dred Twenty Seven pounds fifteen Shillings viz 

from Richard Wibird "] £80 12 3 

George Jaffrey I - r8 £57 14 9 

John Gillman f ^ S< 1 £63- 

John Plaisted J £53 5 - £197 15 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Voted — That Each Pson be and are hereby Discharged of 
the Severall Sumes Carryed off ag* theire Names 

James Jeffry Cl r ass ra 
Then the house adjourned to Sathurday Jan r y e 1 st , 1725 [6]. 



Sathurday Jan r the first 1725 The house met according 
to adjournment as Psent as yesterday 

To the hon ble the Liv* Governor & Comander in chief in and over his 

Maj tics Province of New hampshire in New England and the hon bIe 

the Councill & the Representatives of the Said Province 

Tho we are loth to Expose the weakness of our Brother the reverend 

ni r Hugh Adams, yet inasmuch as he has So Publickly Exposed him 

selfe by addressing to your hon r & the Generall assembly a Manuscript 

So full of Enthusiasm & Impertinence, In obedience to your Desire we 

have considered the contents of the said Manuscript and have made the 

following remarks — 

1) Wee are Sorry to See that m r Adams has therein Discovered such 
an affectation of finding out new and Strang doctrines in Divinity. 

2) That he Should So wretchedly pervert the Sacred Scriptures to 
Support his odd extravagant Notions. 

3) That he has So little Modesty as confidently to Set up his Single 
oppinion in Many Instances in opposition to the Judgment of all the 
famous divines in the world 

4) That he layes So great a Stress on his groundless opinion as to 
Make fundamentall articles of faith and Such an unchristian unchari- 
table Spirit in complaining to the almighty ag l Som verry worthy Psons 
for Crossing his unreasonable Humor 

[p. 27.] on these & Severall other accounts that Might be Mentioned 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 413 



wee Judge the above Said manuscript unworthy of the Least counten a 
from the Goverment 

So recomending y r hon r & this hon ble house to the Divine Conduct in 
all the Important affairs that lie before you wee Subscribe our Selves 
your most humble & obedient Servants 

Jabez Fitch 
William Shurtleff 
In the name and at the Desire of the Ministers of the Province. 

In Councill X r the 29 th 1725 
Voted — That the foregoing Report of the Reverend Minis- 
ters upon the Manuscript therein Mentioned, be accepted 
and that the Reverend Gen 1 have the Thanks of the Gover- 
ment for the same and ordered that the Said Manuscript be 
Lodged in the Secretaries office, and that the Clerk of the 
Councill be and is hereby Directed, not to give a Coppy of 
the Said Manuscript or any part thereof Directly or Indirect- 
ly, to any Pson or any Psence whatsoever without Leave or 
Consent of the Gen 11 assembly for the Same. 

Richard Waldron Cl r of Con 
Jan r the 1 st 1725-6 In the house of Representatives 
Read and concurr'd James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Then the house adjourn'd to Wednesday Jan r 5 lh 1725 
Wednesday January the 5 th 1725 
The house met according to adjournment 
Psent m r Speaker Plaisted 
John Gillman ) E Capt. W m Fellows 

Andrew Wiggans j ^ John Gillman 

m r Ea Dennit 
John Sandburn 
John Redman 

Wednesday Jan 1 ' the 5 th 1725 There was Bro* in and 
Burnt in the Gen 11 Assembly the Sume of fifty Three pounds 
Eight Shillings & nine pence, of the £5384 from Maj John 
Gillman one of the Trustees for Excha that Money and the 
S d John Gillman is hereby Discharged of the S d Sum of 
£53 : 8 : 9 James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Report of auditing committee. 

[See Journal of General Assembly, p. 199.] 
[p. 29.] The house adjourned to thursday Jan r the 6 th 1725 



Thursday Jan r the 6 th 1725 The house met according to 
adjournment all psent as yesterday and Cap 1 Downing Went- 
worth & Eastman 



414 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1726. 



In the house of Representatives. 
The answer to the Gover Speech as on fyle Sent up- a 
vote upon Sandy Beech Petion Entred here 
Eod 111 Die. In the house of Representatives 
At a Rehearing of the affaire of Sandy beech Petition 
Voted, That the Petitioners be Let off from all Charges both 
of Poore & all other Town Charges relating to the Ministry 
and Schools of the Town whereto they belong, and that Said 
Petitioners pay fourteen pounds a yeare to the Island of New 
Castle towards the Support of the Ministry There During 
the Continuing of the reverend m r William Shurtlif in the 
Ministry there, and That the Island of New Castle be allowed 
and paid twelve pounds per annum out of the Excise towards 
the Sallary of m r William Shurtlif During his abode at New 
Castle in the Ministry there : and that the Petitioners are 
obliged to make good all former arrearages & Ingagements 
[p. 30.] in the Towns whereto they belong, and that the Pe- 
titioners are obliged to Maintain an able Orthodox Minister 
of the Gospell at their own Charges, and that the Island of 
New Castle be at liberty about a Gramer Schoole, and that 
the Petitioners be and are hereby Impowered to Make Taxes 
for the Maintaining theire Minister and Poore as other Towns 
in this Province are 

m r John Redman & 
m r John Sandburn 
Entered theire Dissent ag* the above vote 

James JefTry Cl r Ass m 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted : That Mathew Clark of Londonderry be paid out 
of the thousand Seventy Six pounds Sixteen Shillings Tax 
next to be burnt for the yeare 1725 the Sum of £4 : 4 : 6 for 
Soe much of this Prov Money Burnt with his house 

James JefTry Cl r Ass m 
Jan r 6, 1725 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 
Voted : That Thomas Aldcn be allowed and paid out of 
the Publick Treasury the Sum of £1 : 3: 6 in full of his ac- 
count for his administration to Joseph Pomfery a Souldicr 
Died in the Service 

James JefTry Cl r Ass ra 
Then the house adjourned to January y e 7 th 



1726.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 415 

Fryday January the 7 th 1725 all psent as yesterday Except 
Andrew Wiggans Esq r 

Cap* Sam Tibbets Came this day 

Eod m Die. Voted, That Thomas Harvy be allowed and 
paid out of the Publick Treasury the Sum of Six pounds for 
the Entertainm* of Eleazer Davis in full of his account 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Eod m Die. There was Bro* into the Assembly and Burnt 
the Sum of Nineteen pounds lourteen Shillings & Six pence 
of the 5384 lb By Coll Mark Hunking one of the Trustees 
for Exchanging that money and the Said Coll Mark Hunk- 
ing is hereby Discharged of the Said Sum 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Eod m Die, voted that Jonathan Sandburn be allowed and 
paid out of the Publick Treasury the Sume of thirty three 
Shillings in full for horses Meat Corn hay &c for Cap* 
Walkers Troopes. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Eod m Die. Voted, That m r3 Susannah Small be allowed 
and paid out of y e Publick Treasury the Sum of 181b 
(besides the 121b already allowed her) for house rent fire & 
Candles from the 1 of 8 r 1723 to the first of 8 r 1725 for the 
Councill Ass m & Courts 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
[p. 31.] Jan r 7 th 1725 

In the house of representatives 

Voted, That there be the Sum of five hundred pounds 
Impressed (w th the two thousand voted this Sessions to be 
Emitted for the Exchanging any Broken Bills of this Pro- 
vince (Except the old red figured bills ) and that three hun- 
dred pounds of it be Imediatly after printing Signed of and 
put into the Treasury for that End 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

nonconcurr'd 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That Coll Walton be allowed and paid £9: 10: 
the' Ball 8, of his ac* to the Eastward in full of all Demands 
for his Journy and Charges to the Eastward : and that Lang 
be allowed Cen 1 pay — 

James Jaffry Cl r Ass m 

Eod m Die : In the house &c 

Voted, That there be signed off of the Two thousand 



416 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

pounds now ordered to be Impress'd the Sum of £900: and. 
put into the Treasury for the payment of the Sundry Debts 
now allowed and Due from the Province, and other contin- 
gencies that may happen and that his hon r the Liv* Governor 
be Desired to Issue out warrants for the payment of what 
Shall be Now allowed and unpaid 

James Jeffry Cl r ass ra 

Eod Die. 

Voted That there be the Sum of £500 Impressed (with 
the 2 M lb voted this Sessions to be Emitted) for the Exchang- 
ing any Broken bills of Credit of this Province (of any Im- 
pression Since 1715) and that 300 lb of it be Imediately after 
Printed Signed off and put into the Treasury for that End 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Jan r y e 8 th 1725 Voted : That there be paid out of the 
Publick Treasury for the head of Every grown Wolfe : Killed 
in this Province the Sum of thirty Shillings : besides what is 
already allowed by Law Which will make the Sum of five 
pounds for Every Wolfs head Killed as above 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday Jan r the 8 th 



Sathurday January the Eighth 1725 
The house Met according to adjournment all psent as yes- 
terday 
[p. 32.] In the house of Representatives, 

Voted That Benjamin Akerman be allowed and paid out 
of the Publick Treasury the sum of three pounds more than 
formerly allowed him for this present yeare : but not to be 
paid untill the yeare is up : and that for the future he be 
allowed and paid out of y e Publick Treasury ( after this pres- 
ent yeare) the Sume of ten pounds per annum for his attend- 
ance on the Governor Councill & assembly 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
Eod m Die. Voted That M r Eleazer Russell print all the 
acts That are Made already and not printed that are not Ex- 
pired and that arc Made Since the yeare 1721 ; and that he 
be allowed and paid out of the Publick Treasury the sum of 
thirty five Shillings pr Sheet and So in proportion for a 
Longer or Shorter Print : and that Ilec Supply Each Town 
in the Province w ,h one gratis and that the Cl r of the Coun- 



1726.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 417 

cill be Directed to give him Copies of the Said acts in force 
Now, and Made this Sessions, for that end : 

James Jaffrey Cl r Ass m 
Eod m Die In the house &c 

The Excise act read three times and past to be Enacted 
and to Comence from this Day ; with the amendment that 
y e five pounds be in lieu of the Quarterly Excise according 
to y e former votes of this house. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Yoted That the Excise of this Province be farmed to the 
highest Bidder that is a Suitable Qualified pson for three 
years from the Date hereof; and that the pson or psons that 
farms it give Security for the payment yearely, and that a 
Comittee of both houses be appointed to meet at the Court 
house in Portsmouth on the 19 th of this Ins* Jan r , at ten of 
the Clock in the forenoon to Let out the Same and that Pub- 
lick Notifications be Set up in Every Town in the Province, 
to Notifie accordingly and that m r Ephraim Dennit & Capt 
Benjamin Wentworth be a Comittee of this house for that 
End James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Eod m Die. a Mess a from the Board by m r Cl r Waldron that 
the above vote was concur r'd with and Geo Jaffrey & Sh a 
Walton Esq rs were appointed from y e Board a Comittee for 
y e End above Said, 
[p. 83.] Jan r the 8 th 1725 

In the house of Representatives, 

Whereas his hon r the Liv* Govornor hath had the whole 
Goverm* as comander in Chief Still continued upon him : 
Yoted that his hon r be presented & paid out of the Publick 
Treasury the Sum of one hundred and twenty pounds for 
his Exterorclinary Care and Service don in the Goverm* in 
this time of the Warr James Jaffry Cl r Ass m 

Eod m Die In the house of Rep 

The act for Emitting of 2 M 5 C pounds past to be Enact- 
ed five C of it for Exchanging the Broken Bill Imprest 
Since 1715 

and the assembly was Prorogued to the 11 th ap r 1726 
M r Eaphraim Dennit ) 

Cap 1 W m Fellows > took out their Debentures to this Day 

Coll John Plaisted ) 
Coll James Davis 
Cap Samuel Tibbets 

M r Speaker Weare to the same time 

27 



to the Same Time 



418 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

[p. 34.] Mundy Aprill 11 th 1726 

The house met according to prorogation 
psent m r Speaker Weare 
John Plaisted Cap 1 William Fellows 

John Gillman John Downing 

Theo Atkinson John Gillman 

M r John Redman 
Eaphr a Dennit 
A message from the Liv 1 Govornor pr m r Clark Waldron 
that the Board Desire the house to Come up : 

The Speaker and the house went up accordingly. The 
house Returnd and the Liv* Govornors Speech was sent 
Down 

[See Journal of General Assembly, p. 205.] 
A Petition of the South Parish of hampton or Hampton 
Falls : that they may be Seperated from the North Parish to 
make theire P'ish and Province Rates by them Selves — a vote 
of the Councill That the North p'ish appeare on thursday 
Next to Shew Cause (if any) why the prayer of the Petition 
may not be granted 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted that the first p'ish of hampton be Notified to appeare 
the 2 d Day of the Sitting of the Gen 11 ass m . 

J Jeffry C Ass m 
Eod m Die. 

A Mess 3 from the Board that the above amendment was 
concurrd with. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted that m r Theo Atkinson and m r Ea Dennit be a 
Comittee of the house to joyn with a Comittee of the upper 
house to tell over the Money that is to be Burnt at this Ses- 
sion of y e Gen 11 ass m . 

Jas Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
Eod m Die. 

A Mess 8 pr m 1 ' Clark Waldron that the above vote was con- 
curd w th . 

and That Richard Wibird & Jotham Odiorne Esq rs arc B,f 
pointed from the Board to joyn with the Comittee above for 
that end. 
[p. 35.] Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted That m r Theo Atkinson & Cap* W m Fellows be 
a Comittee of this house to joyn with a Comittee of the up- 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 419 



per house to Draw up a Congratulatory address to his Most 
Gracious Maj tie on his happy return to his Kingdom of Great 
Brittaine. 

James Jeffry, Cl r Ass m 

A Message from the Board pr m r Clark Waldron that the 
above vote was concurrd with and that Geo Jaffry & Tho s 
Westbrook Esq rs was appointed at the Board to joyn for the 
End above said. 

Then the house adjourned to Tuesday apr 1 the 12 th a. m. 
Nine of the Clock. 



Tuesday Aprill 12 th 1726 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as yes- 
terday and m r John Sandburn A Petition of the Selectmen 
of the Town of Londonderry to be Excused from paying 
Rates and Sending an assembly [man] for Said Town, Excus- 
ing themselves for that theire Charter gives them liberty for 
Settlement three yeare after the Warr ceases the Petition was 
read and the Charter Demanded & time given to bring it in. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

Tuesday ap r 12 th 1726 p. M. the house met according to 
adjournment all Psent as in the morning 

Then the house adjourned to Wednesday y e 13 th 1726 a. m. 



Wednesday aprill the 18 th a. m. The house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all Psent as yesterday and Andrew Wig- 
gans Esq r 

In Councill aprill 12 th 1726 

Upon Beading y e Londonderry Petition & Considering y e 
Reasons therein assigned to Enforce the Prayer thereof voted 
that the Town of Londonderry be Excused from Sending a 
Representative to y e Gen 11 ass m & Exempt from the Province 
Tax till farther order 

R Waldron Cl r Councill 

ap r 13 th in the house of Representatives, 

read & Nonconcur'd 

Jas Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
[p. 36.] In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That the Town of Londonderry pay Sixty pounds 
In a thousand to the Province Tax this yeare 

Sent up for Concurrence James Jeffry CF ass m 

The house adjourned for two hours p. m. 



420 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [172G. 

Wednesday ap r 13 th 1726 : The house met according to ad- 
journment a. M. all Psent as in the morning 
the.Londery vote Return' d. and noncurr'd 
The house adjourned to thursday ap r 14 th 1726 A. m. 



Thursday ap r 14 th 1726 a. m. The house met according 
to adjournment all Psent as yesterday 

Whereas Samuel Eastman Esq r Late the Represent* for 
the Town of Kingston (in this assembly) is Lately Deceasd 
and alsoe m r Benj a Wentworth Late one of the Representa- 
tives for the Town of Dover in this assembly is alsoe Lately 
Deceased Ordered that m r Speaker Weare Issue out his war- 
rants to the Sherrif of this Province, to Issue his prcept to 
the Select men of the Towns of Dover & Kingstown to make 
Choice of a Representative in each Town : in the Roome of 
Sam 11 Eastman Esq r and M r Benj a Wentworth Deceas'd to ap- 
peare at the assembly to Represent Said Towns at the Next 
Sessions 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

Thursday ap r 14 th 1726 p. M. 

The house met according to adjournment all Psent as in 
the Morning 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Voted — the consideration of the Sandy Beech Petition be 
referred to the next Sitting of the Gen 11 Ass m 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
[p. 37.] Eod m Die. a Petition of Eliphalet & Tristam Cof- 
fin praying an Entaile of Certaine Lands In the Town of 
Dover Given them by thcire Grandfather Peter Coffin Late 
of Exeter Esq r Deceased by his Deed Dated the 25 of Dec r 
1695 and upon reading the Said Petition & Seing the Intent 
of the Said Peter Coffin in another Deed Dated^24 th 9 r 1714 
that lie intended a fee Simple Therefore a vote past that for 
preventing of Disputes hereafter : that an act be past that 
the Lands in Sd Deeds Shall be an absolute fee Simple in 
Tristam & Eliphalet Coffin — and a Bill was Bro 1 in read and 
past to be enacted. 

The Sandy Beech Petition being in Dispute whether it 
Should pas with the amendments on the vote of the Coun- 
cill, and the house consisting then of Eleven members pres- 



1726.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 421 

ent, five were for passing on it with the amendment & five 
ag* it and y 11 it rested with the Speaker to Determine the vote 
who tooke time to consider thereon till the N-ext Morning & 
then the house adjorned to fryday y e 15 th ap r 1726. . 



Fryday ap r 15 th 1726 a. m. The house met according to 
adjournment all Psent as yesterday 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Voted — That three of the members of this house waite 
upon his hon r the Liv 1 Govornor, to assist at the Ratification 
of the Peace with the Indians at Oasco in y e behalfe of this 
Province when the Time may be Settled 

and that m r Speaker Weare m r Theo : Atkinson & Maj r 
John Gilman are the Psons chosen out of this house for that 
Service : 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

A mess a pr m r Clark Waldron that the above vote was 
Concurrd w tb and that Geo Jaffrey Coll Sh a Walton & Rich- 
ard Wibird Esq r be a Comittee from the Board to Joyn the 
above Comittee for y* End — 
[p. 38.] In Councill ap r 15 th 1726 

Voted— That George Jaffrey Esq r & Richard Wibird Esq r 
be of the Comittee of audit from the Board to Examin the 
Publick accompts to be Brought under consideration this 
Sessions & to Continue auditors for the yeare Ensueing 

R. Waldron Cl r Concill 
Eod, m Die. In the house of Representatives 

the above vote read and concurrd — 

and voted, That andrew Wiggans Esq r Cap* William Fel- 
lows & m r Theo atkinson be of the Comittee of this house 
to Joyn with the Comittee above for that end — 

James Jeflfry Cl r ass m 
Eod m Die. 

an acct of what money of the old Impression was Bro* in 

& Burnt By the Comittee appointed to Examine the^ Same of 

the 5384 lb Bro 1 in by Coll Hunking £12 : 19 : 6 

Coll Weare £82: 1: 

R. Wibird Esq r £39 : 5:3 

CollPlaisted £12:10:6 



£146:16:3 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives, 



422 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[172G. 



Voted That each of y e above psons are Discharged of the 
Sums as above Carryed off ag* theire hands. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Bro* in from M r Treasurer Penhallow of the Last years 
1076: 16 Tax £738: 17: 3 

We whose Names are hereunto Subscribed have told over 
y c above Sums of Money from the above mentioned psons & 
find the Sums to be as above 

R. Wibird Theo Atkinson 

Jotham Odiorn Eaphr a Dennit 

The act for taking of an Entaill on Some Lands in Dover 
belonging to Eliphalet Coffin & Tristam Coffin was read 
three times and past to be Enacted 

Then the house adjourned for two hours P. M. 
[p. 39.] Fryday aprill 15 th 1726 p. M. The house met ac- 
cording to adjournment all psent as in the morning 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted That the Treasurer Supply his hon r the Liv* Gov r 
& Those Gen* appointed to waite on him to Casco to Ratify 
the Peace with the Indians with the Sume of Twenty pounds 
to be used at theire Discretion for a present to the Indians 

Jam 8 Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die. In the house <fcc 

Voted that the Treasurer Supply his hon r the Liv* Gov- 
orner & those Gen* appointed to waite on him with all Such 
Necess a as may be by them Tho* convenient for theire stores. 

James Jeffry GT ass m 

A Message from the Board pr Geo Jaffrey Esq r & m r 
Clark Waldron that his hon r the Liv* Govern 1 adjourned this 
assembly to tuesday the 26 th Ins* 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 



Tuesday ap r 26 : 1726 
The house met according to adjournment 
psent m r Speaker Weare 
John Plaisted ) Capt W m Fellows 

James Davis > Esq 1-55 John Downing 

Andrew Wiggans ) John Gillman 

M r . John Redman 
John Sand burn 
Cap* Sam 11 Tibbets 
m r Eaphraim Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 



1726.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 423 

m r Sherif Gambling made return of the precepts given for 
Kingston & Dover : and that Cap* Paul Gerrish was Legally 
Chosen a Representative for the Town of Dover in the roome 
of Cap* Benjamin Wentworth Deceas'd and that m r Ebenezer 
Stephens was chosen at Kingston in y e Roome of Samuell 
Eastman Esq r Deceas'd 

[p. 40.] Cap 1 Paul Gerrish and m r Ebenezer Stephens were 
presen d the Board to be quallified as Me'bers of the lower house 
Which was accordingly Don and they return'd and took their 
places. 

Cap* Paul Gerrish 
m r Ebenezer Stephens 

Then the house adjourned to Wednesday the 27 a. m. 



Wednesday aprill 27 th a. m. 1726 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as yes- 
terday — 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives, 

Voted, That Coll John Plaisted & Cap* W m Fellows be a 
Comittee of this house to answer the Liv* Gov r Speech 

James Jeffry Clr 

Eod m Die. The above Comittee made return of the answer 
which was accepted 

Then the house adjourned for Two hours p. m. 

Wednesday ap r 27 th 1726 p. m. the house met according to 
adjournment all psent as in the morning — 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives, 

Yoted : That leave be given to Bring in a Bill for the 
Chusing an assembly once in three years — It past in the 
affirmative 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatives 

a vote past for Sandy beech Petitions to be a p'ish by the 
name of Rye &c & Sent up — 

James Jeffry CI 1 " ass m 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday y e 28 th ap r A. M. 



Thursday aprill 28 th , 1726 a. m. 

the house met according to adjournment all psent as yes- 
terday 



424 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[172 



[p. 41.] A Message from the Board pr John Frost Esq r , 
with a Coppy of a letter Li\ Tt Gov 1 Dumer Sent the Eastern 
Indians appointing the Ratifieation of the Treaty with them 
to be on the 20th of June next at Falmouth: Tho the In- 
dians Desire it might he at Pemaquid 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 
Voted : That Samuell French be allowed and paid out of 
the Publick Treasury Eight pounds Sixteen Shillings in full 
of all Demands on his accompt for Doctor Halls curing him 
of a Shot wound, & Diet & Lodging the Said Sum being in 
full for all Demands 

James Jeffry Cl r Assembly 
a Mess a pr m r Waldron 
that the above vote was concurr'd with 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 
Whereas there was a vote of the Gen 11 assembly May the 
28, 1720 That the Treasurer Should pay twelve pounds pr 
annum out of the Town of Gospert Province Rate to the 
Town of New Castle : 

Voted : That the Said twelve pounds for the future be 
paid into the Publick Treasury for the use of the Province. 

Ja s Jaffry Cl r ass m 
Sent up & Concurr'd : 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

The vote : for Sandy Beach Petitioners : after Severall 
amendm ts was voted and Sent up and Now to be Named the 
P'ish of Rye ; 

aprill 25 th 1726 ; an accompt of the men y* was Mist <fc not 
Entred in Capt John Gillmans Muster Roll in y e yeare 1725 
Samuell Elkins : 10 days £- : 14 : 4 
John Rowlins 7 £- : 10 : 

Moses Norris 5 £- : 7 : 2 

John" Glidden 16 £1 : 2 : 10 

John Mugget 15 £1 : 1 : 5 

Joshua Norton 28 £2 : — : 

Elnathan Damn 25 £1:10: 



£7:05: 9 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted y* y c Severall psons above named be allowed and 

paid out of y c Publick Treasury y 8 wages Sett off 

Sent up & concurrd James Jeffry Cl r ass ra 

[p. 42.] The house adjourn' d for Two hours p. m. 



1726.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 425 



Thursday aprill 28 th 1726 p. m. the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as in the morning Except m r Theo 
atkinson 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That the records of Deeds for the Province of 
New hampshire be constantly Kept at Som convenient house 
in the Bank in Portsmouth, and alsoe voted That Coll Mark 
Hunking Esq r be the recorder of Deeds for the Province of 
New hampshire for three years from the Tenth day of May 
next James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Sent up and Concurrd with. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Yoted, That the Recorder of Deeds & conveyances for 
this Province Shall take Recording Each Deed & Mortgage 
or conveyance, after the rate of one Shilling pr page for 
Each page of Eight and Twenty lines in each page & Eight 
words in a line & Sixpence for his attestation & no More 
on the Penaltie by Law Provided : 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Sent up & concurr'd. 

Then the house adjourned to Fryday aprill 29, 1726. 



Fryday aprill 29 1726 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as yes- 
terday morning. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Ordered, That m r Treasurer Penhallow Bring in the 
1076 lb 16 8 Province Tax for the yeare 1725 to be Burnt and 
alsoe bring his accompt to the auditors appointed to Examine 
them y* they may be Past upon. Sent to the Treasurer by 
one of the members. 

James Jeffry Cle r Ass m 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
Fryday ap r 29 : 1726 p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
the morning 
[p. 43.]- In Councill aprill the 29 th 1726 

Voted : That m r Richard Waldron Clerk of the Councill 
and m r James Jeffrey Clark of the assembly be a Comittee 
to Examin all y e files and books of Laws of this Province 
that are not printed & Revise them that are already printed 
& make report to the Gen 11 assembly, at theire Sessions in 



426 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1726. 



the fall of Such as may be proper to be printed & Repealed 
That there may be a more Compleat Body of Laws compiled 
& Impressed, for which they Shall receive out of the Treas- 
ury the Sum that they may be agreed with for 

Rich d Waldron Cl r Con 
Eod m Die read in the house 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday aprill 30 th 
1726 a. M. 



Sathurday Aprill 30 : 1726 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as yes- 
terday 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

The voate of the Councill of the 29 th Ins 1 for Reviseing 
the Laws was Read and Concur d with ; with this amend- 
ment. That those Laws that Shall be Bro* into this assem- 
bly by the Said Comittee & approved of By the Gen 11 assem- 
bly, <fe ordered by them to be Printed, as alsoe the Laws that 
Shall hereafter be made & ordered to be printed by the Gen 11 
assembly of this Province, shall be the only laws Pleadable and 
in force within any Court in this Prov, and no other ( Except- 
ing where the Statute or Comon Law of England ought to take 
place James Jeffry Cl r asm 

In Councill Eod m Die 

Read & Concurrd Richard Waldron Cl r Con 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Whereas the Boundaries of this Province have been long 
depending & yet not Setled, which is very much to the Dam- 
age of this his Maj ties Goverment Especially in as much as 
the Goverment of the Massach** have lately Disposed of <fc 
Laid out considerable Quantities of land which is Supposed 
to be farr within the bounds of this Province and are about 
granting more of the Said Land which is a very Great 
Griveance &c 

[p. 44.] Voted, That there be Instructions Drawn up Set- 
ting forth y e Said Grievance praying that his Maj Ue may be 
adresscd to Signifie where the Lines of this Province Shall 
be : for length and Breadth in more certaincty than Ever 
was yet Don & that the address be forwarded to m r agent 
Newman to be presented to y e King: & That m r agent New- 
man have one hundred pounds this Money Sent him for the 



1726.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 427 

Same and other his good Services — and that Cap 1 William 
Fellows & m r Theo atkinson be a Comittee of this house to 
Joyne with a Comittee of the upper house to Draw up the 
address and Instructions for m r agent Newman concerning 
it. James Jeffry Cl r ass 111 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives : 

Ordered That the Grand Comittee for the 15 M pounds 
Imediately Set up Notifications on the Puhlick meeting 
houses throughout the Province requireing those Psons that 
has taken any of that money : before the Next fall Sessions, 
to Comply w th the act relating to that Money : or otherwise 
the Law to be put in Execution ag* them : and that a Coppy 
of this voate be Set up with theire Notifications 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Sent up and Concurrd 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Ordered — That the Plates for Impressing the paper Bills 
of this Province be Brot in & Delivered Coll Plaisted (from 
whome they were taken) for the use of the Province & for 
the Safe Keeping thereof 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Sent up & Concurrd : 

March y e 26, 1726 : m r Treasurer Penhallow Dr to £900 
to be rec d from the Comittee for Signing the new money of 
the Last Impression as pr his rec. aprill 4 th 1725 : 

Do Dr to 300 lb of the Same Impression for Exchanging 
the Broken money as pr rec ap r 4: 1726 : 
Eod m Die. Yoted — That there be a Precept Sent to the 
Town of New Castle to Chuse a meet Pson to represent the 
Pish of Rye in the fall Sessions 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
[p. 45.] ap r 30 th : 1726 a. m. 

Whereas his hon r the Liv* Governor hath had the whole 
Goverm* as Comander in Chief Still continued upon him 

Voted — That his hon r be presented and paid out of the 
Publick Treasury the Sum of one hundred pounds for his ex- 
terordinary Care & Service Don 

Sent up James Jeffry Cl r ass m 



428 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



T1726. 



Allowances Made ap r 30 th 1726 by the Comitte of audit 



John Wentworth Jun r 


£6 14 1 


1 




John Peacock 


£6 9 4 


Mark Ilunking 




Benj a Rust 


£9 17 8 


Geo Jaffrey 


a 

o 


John a Saudburn 


£110 




Idem 


£2 17 


► TV m Fellows 
Theo Atkinson 


► ! 


Idem 


£1 16 




Idem 


£3 6 




o 


to m r Eaphraim Dennit 








& Geo Jaffry 


£1 







Eod ra Die. In the house of Representatives 

The Report of the Comittee of audit That there is Due to the Prov- 
ince on the Ballance of m r Treasurer Penhallows accompts £261 : 9 : 1 
Mark Ilunking I W m Fellows 
Richard Wibird | Theo : Atkinson, 
and likewise 6 hh d8 bread & 2 bb of Pork am to £61. 

Then the house was adjourned by his hon r the Liv* Gov- 
ernor to Wednesday May 18 th 1726. 



Wednesday May 18 tb 1726 : 
The house met according to adjournment 
Pscnt Mr. Speaker Weare. 
John Gillman ^ W m Fellows 

Andrew Wiggans I -p ra John Gillman 
James Davis [ " John Sandburn 

John Plaisted J John Redman 

M r Eaph Dennit 
Eben Stephens 
Cap* John Downing 
Sam Tibbets 
Paul Gerrish 
Theo Atkinson 

The house adjourned to Thursday May the 19, 1726 

a. m. 

[p. 46.] Thursday May 19 th 1726 a. m. 

The house Met according to adjournment all Psent as yes- 
terday 
Eod m Die. 

allowances Made to Edward Hall & Seven men Six Daves 

John Wentworth Jun r 

John Peacock 

Benj a Rust 

A Muster Role Signed John* Sandburn 10 men 3 days 

Idem 19 men 3 dayea 



£6 2 6 
£6 14 
£9 9 4 
£9 17 8 
£1 10 
£2 17 



1726.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 429 

Idem 12 men 3 dayes £1 16 

Idem 22 men 3 dayes £3 6 

to Geo Jaffrey & M r Ea Dennit for letting y e Excise £1 



42 12 6 



Sent up and Concurred 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. M. 

Thursday May 19 th 1726 p. m. the house met according to 
adjournment all Psent as in the morning three Bonds of m r 
Clem 1 Hugheses for the Excise was Comitted to the Clark of 
the assembly for the Safe Keeping them 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted— That Coll Walton Maj r John Gillman John Frost 
Esq r and m r Theo Atkinson, be allowed & paid out of the 
Publick Treasury, for theire attend a on the Gov r at the In- 
dian Treaty at Boston the Sum of five pounds Each — Con- 
curr'd 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

The house adjourn'd to Fryday May 20 th 1726 



Fryday May the 20 th 1726 a. m. 

the house met according to adjournment all Psent as yes- 
terday Except Capt Tibbets 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Yoted — That m r Speaker Weare put the Bonds : for the 
1730 lb of the Province Money now at interest in Severall 
Psons hands in Suit ag* them unless they pay y e Interest 
thereof before the first Day of October next & y l y e Treasurer 
Supply with money for carrying on any Suit y* may be co- 
menced ag* any Pson for the Same 

Ja 8 Jeffry Cl r ass m 

vote returned 
[p. 47.] Then the house adjourned for two hours p. M. 

Fryday May the 20 th 1726 p. M. 

the house met according to adjournment all Psent as in 
the morning 

Eod m a vote for payment of Seven pounds twelve & ll d Ex- 
pence of the Comittee to Londonderry to be paid m r Theo 
Atkinson — concurr ' d 

Eod m Die — an allowance to the Comittee theire men & horses 
am to 21, 5, to be p d m r atkinson Concurrd 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 



430 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

Voted — That there be an act Drawn up for the holding an 
Liferiour Court of Comon Pleas, and Court of Gen u Quarter 
Sessions of the Peace at Hampton in the Month of March 
annually and the like at Exeter in the Month of June and 

the like at Dover in the month of Sept and that there 

be a Court house and Prison for the use of the Town & 
Province Built in Each of the afore Said Towns at y e most 
convenient place to be agreed upon by a comittee appointed 
by the Gen n assembly for that end, and that each Town pur- 
chase the land for Said houses & Prisons & Conveniences for 
the Same 

and that there be two thousand pounds forth with Impresd 
for the Building the Said Court houses & Prisons and a State 
house at Portsmouth : four hundred pounds to Each of the 
first three Towns and eight hundred pounds for the Town of 
Portsmouth : all to be put into the treasury : and Drawn out 
by order of the Comittee to be appointed to agree for the 
Building Said State house, Court houses and Prisons & In- 
specting y c Building : and y x y e Dicmentions of the Said 
houses Each of them to be agreed upon, & then let out to 
Skillfull & Proper workmen that will do the work Cheapest 
and that no Comittee exceed foure Psons 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Sent up : y e above Bro* w th a mess a y* y c 400 lb was to 
much but y* 3001b in Each of 3 Towns would be En 

May 21 Sent up by three messengers & prayed y 1 y e 
above vote might ly till next Sess B w ch was granted 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday May the 21: 1726. 



Sathurday May the 21 th 1726 : a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all Psent as yes- 
terday & Cap* Tibbets 
[p. 48.] In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That there be Signed off of the two Thousand 
pounds last printed the Sumo of Eight hundred pounds and 
put into the Treasury for the payment of the Sundry Debts 
Now allowed and remaining Due from the Province & other 
contingencies that may happen and that his hon r the Liv* 
Govornor be Desired to Issue out Warrants for the payment 
of what is yet unpaid 

Sent up & Concurrd James JefTry Cl r ass m 

May 21, 1726 In the house of Representatives 



1726.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 431 



Voted, That the Comittees Instructions to m r agent New- 
man be accepted with these amendments, viz That the words 
begining in the thirteenth line to the End of the Sixteenth 
line which are in these words (as theire felling & Destroying 
great Numbers of the pine Trees fitt for Masting his Maj des 
Royal Navy much within our Supposed North ely bounds &c) 
be expunged out of S d Instructions and in the Roome thereof 
These words be Inserted their Rateing & Destraining upon 
Sundry psons living four or five miles to y e North of Merry- 
mack River that live as wee Suppose mutch within the 
Bounds of this Province according to the Bounds mentioned 
in our Governors Royall Comiss ns by his Maj tie to him Granted 
Sent up & concurred Ja 3 Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die In the house of Rep r 

Whereas his hon r the Liv* Governor hath had the whole 
goverment as comander in chief Still continued upon him 
and been at Exterordinary Charges, voted, That there be 
paid out of the Publick Treasury, as an additional present to 
what was Last Given him, the Sume of twenty five pounds. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
a vote for his hon r to agree with five psons to Survey the 
lands at the head of Barrington & the Pond : to know how 
to Lay out y e New Towns & that he Direct them and the 
Charges paid by the Petition 1 " 8 

Sent up & Concurr'd Ja s Jeffry 

Voted, that there be paid out of the Publick Treasury the 
Sume of Seventy Seven pounds ten Shillings to m r Clark 
Waldron for the Last years Service and w* he was Short 
paid before, and that m r Sherrif Gambling be p d fifteen pounds 
for his Service in full being in war time 

Sent up 
[p. 49.] In the house &c 

Voted, That the £173.0 lb that is now in Severall psons 
hands for which they have given their Bonds, be paid into 
the Treasury in Bills of Credit, on this Province, or if they 
Shall Desire to Keep the Severall Sums of money they now 
Stand indebted for That then they or any of them Shall 
Give such further Security as Shall be approved of by the 
Gen 11 assembly & that the Interest now Due on the Said 
Bonds be rec d by the Treasurer at 2 & J pr ct pr annum & 
that the Tenor of the Said Bonds be at 2 & i pr ct pr annum 
for the future — 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 



432 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 

The house was adjourned to y e 9 th of 9 r Next 
Debentures taken out to this Day 
Cap 1 John Gillman 
Maj r John Gillman 
m r John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Cap 1 Benj a Wentworth 

Andrew Wiggans Esq r 



[1726. 



[p. 50.] Munday 9 r -21 st 17 20 : The house met according 
to prorogation by Proclamation 
psent 

m r Speaker Weare ^ Samuel Tibbets 

John Plaisted William Fellows 

James Davis > Esqrs m r John Redman 



John Gillman 
Andrew Wiggans 



John Sandburn 
Ephraim Dennit 



Cap 1 John Downing Theodore Atkinson 

John Gillman Ebenezer Stephens ' 

Paul Gerrish Richard Jennes 

M r Speaker Sent a Message to the Bowrd to Signifie that 
there was a house 

A message pr m r Cl r Waldron that it was his hon r * plea- 
shure that m r Speaker and the house attend at the Councill 
Bowrd : m r Speaker & the house went up according 

His hon r made a Speech to the house : of which the Speaker 
Desired a Coppy : and then the house Return : and ye Speech 
was Sent Down : and read in the housed) 

Eod m Die. m r Sherif Gambling made Return of his pre- 
cept to New Castle for the Choice of a Representative for the 
P'ish of Ry: there being Soni Defect in his Return it was 
Sent to him to amend it 

The the house adjourned to Tuesday the 22 d A. M. 



[p. 51.] Tueday 9 r 22: 1726 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as 
En t red. 

Eod m Die The house proceeded to admit m* Richard 
Jennes an assembly man for Ry according to the Return 

There being a Motion Made that his Election was not Con- 
sonant to the act Relating to the Town of New Castle & 

(■i) This Speech is not found on record or on file.— Ed. 



1726.1 JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 433 

pish of Rye : the act was sent for to be Bro* in in the after- 
noon : and that the pties appeare and Make out their allega- 
tions : whether he was legally Chosen or Noe 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That Andrew Wiggans Esq r Cap* William Fellows 
& m r Theodore Atkinson be a Comittee of this house to 
answer the L* Gov er Speech 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Eod m Die 

M r Clark Waldron bro 1 Down a letter from m r Agent New- 
man : which was Read in the house 

a Mess a was Sent to his hon r y e L* Gov r to pray a Coppy 
of M r Newmans Memorial &c which was Sent & read : & 
Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

Tuesday 9 r — 22 d 1726 p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
y e morn 

Eod m Die a Mess a from the Board pr m r Cle r Waldron that 
his hon r and the Bourd was Ready to heare the hampton 
falls Petition & Desier'd the house to Com up, 
accordingly the house went up : and the Delegates on both 
Sides were heard 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

The Matter of the Election of M r Richard Jennes Came 
on : the precept & Return Read : & Coll W r alton & John 
Frost Esq rs Complained that the Election was not Legall as 
they Tho*, and a paper was product and was read, but it not 
being Signed by any body the house [p. 52] rejected it and 
it being put to the vote in the house whether Legally Chos'n 
or not It past in the affirmative 

and being voted Legally Chosen he was Bro* into the house 
& presented & accepted : 

Eod m Die. M r Theo Atkinson Complained to y e house y 1 he 
was answered verry anrontingly while he was Debateing in 
the house by Some one under the windows (which he Sup- 
posed was m r Justice Odihorn : the house Sent for m r Jus- 
tice Odiorn : who came into the house & Decla d that what 
he Spoak was not Designedly don to affront any Member ot 
this hon ble house : & that was the finall end of that matter. 
Then the house adjourned to Wednesday 9 r y e 23 d 1726 

A. M. 

28 



434 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1726. 

Wednesday 9 r the 23 d 1726 a. if. 
the house met according to adjournment all psent as 
Entred 

Eod m Die. a Mess a from the house to the Board y* there was 
a Member for the p'ish of Rye to be Qualified and M* Cl r 
Waldron Richard Wibird & archi Mac'p Esq rs was Sent Down 
to ad in 1 ' the Proper Oaths to y e Said Member : which being 
Don the Said Richard Jennes was admitted to his place as a 
Member of the Gen 11 ass m . 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

The Hampton Petition being Read : & put to vote whether 
the prayer thereof Should be Granted ; 
It past Nem Cont r That y* part of the Petition relating to 
the p'shes being Seperate for the payment ol y e Ministers 
Should be granted 
& y e vote Entred y e Last this Sessions & y n it was Sent up 

Then the house adjournd for 2 hours p. m. 

[p. 53.] "Wednesday 9 r 23 d 1726 p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
the morning 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Voted : That m 1 ' Ephraim Dennit m r Theo Atkinson k 
Cap* W m Fellows be of the Comittee of this house to Joyn 
with a Comittee of the upper house to tell over the money 
Bro* in to be Burnt this Sitting and to make Return to the 
ass m James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

A Mess a from the Board pr m r CI 1 ' Waldron that y e above 
vote was concurr'd with and that R Wibird J Odiorn & \v 
Mac'p Esq 1 '* was Chosen by the Board to Joyn with the above 
Comittee for that End 

Then the house adjournal to thursday the 24 th Ins 1 a. M. 



Thursday 9 r 24 th 1726 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as 
Entred for the day 

A Memoriall of M 1 ' John Hobby Son and heir at Law to 
S r Charles Hobby: Relating to a Right bo* by the Said S r 
Charles of m 1 ' Thomas Allen was read; and the Cl r Sent to 
the Said Hobby for the Deed that alien Gave: which was 
alsoe Bro f into the house : and then the house Sent two 



1726.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 435 



messengers to Desier a Conference with the Board in the 
afternoone 

Then the house adjourned for 2 hours p. m. 

Thursday 9 r 24 p. m. ; the house met according to adjourn- 
ment all psent as in the morning Except m r atkinson & m r 
Fellows 

Eod m Die A Message from the Board pr G Jaffrey & R 
Wibird Esq rs with an answer to the Desier of the house in 
the morning for a Conference on m r Hobbys Mem 1 . It was 
his Pleas 1 ' that the house attend at the Board on that affaire : 
Then m r Speaker and the house went up accordingly & had 
a Conference & returned : and then the house adjourned to 
fryday 9 r 25 th a. m. 

[p. 54.] Friday 9 r 25 th 1726 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as 
Entred for the day 

Eod m Die an ace 1 of what money of the old Impression 
was Bro* in and Burnt by the auditors appointed to tell over 
& Examine the Same of the 5384 lb by 

Richard Wibird Esq r ,£77 : 3:6 

Coll Plaisted £51 : 15 : H 

Coll Weare £5b: 4:9 



184 : 03 : 4J 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 
Voted, That each of the above psons are Discharged of 
the Severall Sums above Carryed off ag* their Names 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Then the house adjourned for two hours p. M. 
Fryday 9 r 25 th P. M. The house met according to adjourn- 
in* all psent as in the morning 

Then the auditors for accompts went out on that affaire 
and the house adjourned to Sathurday the 26 th Ins* a. m. 



Sathurday 9 r 26, 1726 a. m. The house met according to 
adjournment all psent as Entred 

Eod m Die. There was Bro 1 into the assembly of the old 
money Exchanged of the 5384 — 

by George Jaffrey Esq r £62 : 6:6 

Coll Hunkim? £20: 3:6 



82 : 10 : 



436 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[172G. 



Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Voted That Each of the above psons are Discharged of 
the Severall Sums carryed off ag* their Names 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Sent up 

Then the house adjourned to Tuesday 9 r 
29 th am 



[p. 55.] Tuesday 9 r 29 th 1726 : am 

The house met according to adjourm 1 psent as Entred 
m r Speaker Weare Paul Gerrish 

John Plaisted ^ Samuel Tibbets 

James Davis If™ mr *^ onn Redman 

John Gillman [ " John Sandburn 

Andrew Wiggans J Ephraim Dennit 

Cap 1 John Downing Theo Atkinson 

W m Fellows Ebenez r Stephens 

John Gillman Richard Jennes 

Eod m Die 

The vote of the Councill of the 25 th Inst Relating to m T 
John Hobbys Memoriall was Read and Noncurr'd 
Then the house adjourned to Wednesday y e 30 th a. m. 



Wednesday 9 r 30 th 1726 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all Psent as En- 
tred for the day 

The answer to Hobbys memoriall Entred Last of all this 
Sessions. 

In the house of Representatives 

Voted — that Benj a Akerman be allowed and paid out of y e 
Publick Treasury 25s in full Satisfaction for his horse when 
he went to Penny Cook 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday X r 1 st a. m. 



[p. 56.] Thursday the first of December a. m. 1726 allow- 
ances Made this Sessions 

[See Journal of General Assembly, p. 230.] 
[p. 57.] Thursday y e l 8t 1726 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all Psent as En- 
tered for the Day : and voted that James Jeffry be allowed & 



1726.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 437 



p d out of the Treasury the Sum of fifteen pounds for his Ser- 
vice as Clerk of y e ass m from 19 of 9 r 1725 to y e 19 of 9 r 
1726 and for Draug* of y e Province to Send m r agent New- 
man J Jeffry Cl r ass m 

a vote past for Double Jurys in Both Courts alsoe y* there 
be p d out of y e Publick Treasury the Sum of Eleaven pounds 
to Capt George Walker for his Troop of fifty five men for 
four dayes pr order it being allowed y e 5th of January Last 
past but the Role was Som how Mis laid : 

Ja 8 Jeffry C ass m 
Eod m Die. allowed Andrew Wiggans Esq r 20s for Expences 
on his Souldiers in Sudden Sellouts 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Whereas a Vote of the Great and Gen 11 ass m of his Maj ties 
Province of the Massachusets bearing Date May 25 : 1726 : 
to appoint Comiss rs to meet with Comiss rs from this Province 
to adjust the line in Dispute between the Provinces, hath 
been Laid before us and a Debate thereon : 

In answer wee Say that This Province haveing Severall 
times met with thir Comiss 1 " 8 in order thirto : yett not Settle- 
ment Could be agreed upon, & for that the Psent vote of the 
Massachusets only offers a Settlem 1 of the line next to mery- 
mack River : having No regard to the Northern bounds Be- 
tween this Province and the Province of Maine : and wee 
having by our agent laid before his Maj tie in Council the Dis- 
pute about both lines & his Maj tie haveing referr'd it to a 
Comittee of Lords to Consider thereof and make report of 
their opinion to his Maj tie in Councill in order to a finall 
Settlement of Both the lines — 

Voted that for the above Said Consideration : Wee think 
it not proper to Chuse any Comiss 1-8 the whole Matter being 
Submitted to his Most Gra 8 Maj tie 
Eod m Die. Allowed m r Eleazer Russell £1 : 14 : 
a Mess a from the Board pr G Jaffrey Esq r that Wiggans & 
Russells allowances were Concurr'd with — 
a vote made for Larger allowances to y e Gov r Councill and 
assembly past & Sent up But nothing Don upon it 

M r Jaffrey came Down with the accompt of Expences of 
Powder at fort William & Mary : By which it appeared there 
was but about Six bb of powder in Store 

Then the house adjourned to Fry day x r 2 d am 



438 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[172G. 



[p. 58.] Fryday x r the 2 d 1726 am 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as 
Entered for the Day 

a vote past for an act for powder money : but twas bro* 
Down from the Board by Some of the Councill and prayed 
that the house would pass a vote for buying powder for the 
present 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday x r 3 d am 



Sathurday x r y e 3 d 1726 : am The house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entred 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Voted : That all the remaining bills of C r of the two 
thousand pounds Last printed be Signed off & put into the 
Treasury which amounts to two hundred twenty Eight 
pounds and nine pence : And alsoe that there be Signed off 
<fe put into the Treasury the Sume of foure hundred forty 
Two pounds Nine Shillings & Nine pence two hundred pounds 
of the Said Sum being part of the five hundred pounds last 
printed for Exchanging Money : the remainder being over- 
plus bills left of what was lately printed : the whole Sum to 
be signed off being Six hundred Seventy pounds ten Shillings 
and Sixpence : to be put into the pub k Treasury for the pay- 
ment of Sundry Debts now allowed & remaining Due from 
the Province : and that his hon r the Liv* Governor be 
Desired to Issue out warrants for Such payments : and for a 
fund for paying the Sume of foure hundred forty two pounds 
Nine Shillings <fe Nine pence above said Voted that it be 
raised by a Tax on the Inhabitants of this Province to be 
paid in in the yeare 1737 <fc whenBro* into the Treasury to be 
Burnt to ashes in psence of the Gen 11 assembly the Same to 
[p. 59.] be paid in Such Species as the Gen 11 Asscmbly 
Shall agree upon and that an act be Drawn up accordingly: 
and that Cap* W m Fellows & m r Theo Atkinson be of the 
Comittee of this house to Joyn with a Comittce of the upper 
house to Draw up a Bill accordingly — part of the above was 
Sent up & concurrM with and then the house adjourned to 
Wednesday x r 7 th 



1726.] 



JOUKNAL OP THE HOUSE. 439 



Wednesday x r the 7 th : 1726— 
The house met according to adjournment 
psent m r Speaker Weare 
John Plaisted ^ Sam 11 Tibbets 

James Davis ! ^ rs m r John Redman 

John Gillman f ^ John Sandburn 

Andrew Wiggans J Ep 11 Dennit 

Cap* John Downing Theo Atkinson 

W m Fellows Eben Stephens 

Paul Gerrish Richard Jennes 

John Gillman 

The house adjourned to Thursday the 8 th am 



[p. 60.] Thursday X r 8 th 1726 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tered for the day. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That m r Ephraim Dennit m r Theo atkinson & m r 
James Jeffry be a Comittee of this house to joyn with a 
Comittee of the upper house to Examine the Late Treasurers 
accompts, and to receive the Stores & Deliver them to the 
New Treasurer when Quallified and make return of their 
Doings to the Gen 11 ass m . 
Sent up. 

James JefTry Cl r Ass m 
a Mess* from the Board pr m r Cl r Waldron that y e above 
vote was concurr'd & that Richard Wibird arch 1 Macphedris 
& J Odiorn Esq 1 ' 8 were app d a Comittee to joyn with the 
above for that end. 

, Then the house adjourned for two hours p. M. 
Thursday X r 8 th p. M : the house met according to adjourn- 
ment all psent as in the morning. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Yoted, That no Law be pleadable in any Court of this 
Province Except Such as are in Print & Is under the Seal of 
the Province : only where the Statute Laws : or Comon 
Law ought to take place. 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Then the house adjourned to fryday X r the 9 th a. m. 



440 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1726. 



Fry day X r the 9 th 1726 a. m. the house met according to 
adjournment all psent as entered for the Day. 

a vote passed in the house for holding Some of the Courts 
at Hampton Exeter & Dover But Nothing Don upon it. 

A Mess a was Sent up pr m r Atkinson & Stephens to Know 
what was Don on the above vote for the Laws who return' d 
for answer it Lay under consideration, 
[p. 61.] In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That there be a Bill or Bills of Exchange to y c 
vallue of fifty pounds Sterling purchased and Sent m r agent 
Newman : for Carrying on the affairs of y c Lines Between 
this Province and the Province of y e Massachusets Govern- 
ment and that the Sum of one hundred and fifty pounds be 
paid out of the Publick Treasury for purchasing Said Bill of 
Exch a or what more it will purchase. 

Sent up. James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

a Mess a pr m r Cl r Waldronthat the above vote was concurr'd. 

Eod ra Die. M r John Knight Diet for thirty Nine Men four 
days Scout. 

and Samuell Sherburne Blacksmith allowed Nine Shillings 
and Nine pence for Iron work for y e Prison and Samuell 
Shackford allowed thirty three Shillings in full of his ace 1 for 
work Don for the Prison. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
Fryday X r 9 th p. m. the house met according to adjournment 
all psent as in the morning. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

allowed Bcnj a Rust Sixteen pounds for house rent fire and 
Candles for the Last yeare from the first of October 1725 to 
the 1 st of 8 r 1726 twenty Shilling being included for the 
great price of fire wood 

a vote past for the Towns to Choose Jurymen past & Sent 
up : and return Non concurrd Nem Con 1 . 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday X r 10 th 1726 a. m. 



[p. 62.] Sathurday X r 10 th 1726, a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as en- 
tered for the day. 

Eod m Die. allowed Samuel AVeeks twenty foure Shillings 
in full of his ace 1 for Timber for the Prison. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That the Comittee appointed to Examine the Late 



1728.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 



441 



Treasurers accompts That what Money or Stores are found 
to be in the Late Treasurers hands upon accompting with 
the above Comittee they Shall receive and Deliver to the 
New Treasurer George Jaffrey Esq r & he to receive the same 
& give his receipt : and what money is to be Burnt Shall be 
Burnt by the said Comittee & the Councill & Representa- 
tives in and about the Town of Portsm or Sealed up and 
given the new Treasurer to be Burnt the Next Sitting of the 
Gen 11 assembly & that the Said Comittee Shall Discharge the 
Late Treasurer for what they receive. 

James JerTry Ci r Ass m 
Eod m Die In the house <fcc 

Voted — That the Same Comittee that was appointed to 
write m r agent Newman : be now againe Desired to write 
him and thank him for his Service and pray his further pru- 
dent Care Relating to the lines & Stores for Fort Wil- 
liam and Mary with what further Directions they Shall think 
most proper & psent it to the next assembly for approbation. 

Sent up. Ja's Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Eod m Die. a Mess a that the above was Concurrd and then 
the house adjourned to Wednesday X r the 14 tb 1726. 



[p. 63.] Wednesday X r the 14 th 1726. 

The house met according to adjournment psent 
John Plaisted ) ^ rs Cap* John Downing 
Andrew Wiggans \ Sq M r Eph m Dennit 

m r Theo atkinson 
The Liv* Gov 3 adjourned the assembly to Thursday X r the 
15 th 1726. 



Thursday X r 15 th 1726 a. m. 
to adjournment psent 
m r Speaker Weare 
John Plaisted 
James Davis 
John Gill man 
Andrew Wiggans 
Cap 1 John Downing 



> Esqrs 



The house met according 

William Fellows 
Paul Gerrish 
John Gillman 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
m r John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Ephr a Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 
Eben Stephens 
Richard Jennes 



Then the house adjourned to Fryclay X r 16 a. m. 



442 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1726. 



[p. 04.] Fryday X r the 16 th 1726 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all pseut as 
Entred for the Day. 

Eod m Die. allowed Cap t Henry Sherburne in full of his 
ace 1 £2:1: 5d. 

a vote ag* appeals to Gov 1 & Councill where Titles of Land 
is concernd was made & Sent up and a mess* from the Board 
praying the house not to insist on the voate, the Governors 
Instructions being ag 1 it. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 
allowed Joseph Jackson =£4:6 for his Negroes Service in y e 
yeare 1713 at fort William and Mary. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
Fryday X r 16 th p. m. The house met according to adjourn- 
ment all psent as in the morning. 

Eod m Die. allowed m r Theo Atkinson for plank he sup- 
plied at the Fort & wine to y e Gen 1 Estw d £13 : 13 allow- 
ed Samuell Hart Jun r Stocking guns 16. 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives, 
Yoted — That the Keeper of his Maj ties Goale at Portsm have 
free liberty to Sell ale beare & Cyder Excise free and that 
the Said Keeper pay Excise for all wines rum & other 
Spirits that he Sels as other Publick houses do from hence- 
forward. 

James JefTry Cl r ass m 
a mess* pr m r Clark Waldron that the above vote & y e votes 
the other side were concurr'd. 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday X r 17 a. m. 



Sathurday X r 17 th 1726 a. m. the house met according to ad- 
journment all psent as Entered. 

Eod m Die. There was Bro* into the assembly by Geo Jaf- 
frey Esq 1 ' the Sum of £202 : 3 : 3 of the 15M pounds Loan 
from y c Grand Comittee & Burnt & voted that the Said Co- 
mittee are hereby Discharged of the s d Sum. 

Ja's Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
[p. 6v.~] alsoe there was Bro* into the assembly by the Exc r 
of the Late Treasurer Penhallow: the Sume of fifty Two 
pounds ten Shillings Eleaven pence farthing. It being part 
of the three hundred pounds put into the Said Samuell Pen- 
hallows hands for Exchanging the Broken Bills and Burnt 
Bills 



1726.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 443 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted Whereas his hon r the Liv* Governor hath had y e 
whole Government as Comander in Chif Still continued 
upon him & been at Exterordiiiary charge & Trouble That 
he be presented and payd out of the Publick Treasury the 
Sum of one hundred and fifty pounds 

James Jeffiy CI 1 ' ass m . 

The act for Double Juries was Read three times and past 
which is to Continue three years & the act for Emitting 442 
& to be paid 1737 : read 3 times and past & 1557 £ 10s. 3c? 
557 : 10 : 3 in y e yeare 1737 : & 1000£ in 1738 : — 
J3od m Die In the house of Representatives 

Yoted : That the Sheriff of this Province of New Hamp- 
shire be paid out of the Publick Treasury for his Care and 
Service in Returning able & Sufficient Juries for the Severall 
Courts the Sume of Seven pounds four Shillings pr annum 
the time to comence from the first of Jan r next : and to 
continue for three years 

Sent up & Concurrd 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Yoted That three hundred pounds of the Money Now 
Imprest be Signed off & put into the Publick treasury to pay 
what is allowed now Ja s Jeffry Cl r ass m 

[p. QQ.'] In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That Whereas there is Severall psons Deceasd who 
were indebted to this Province for Severall Sums of money 
by Bonds viz of the fifteen hundred pounds 

That the psons who have of that money in their hands : 
together with the heirs or Ex rs of those that are Deceased 
pay the Principle and Interest or give Sufficient Security by 
Sufficient Bonds men therefor & that Coll John Plaisted m r 
Ephraim Dennit & Cap* William Fellows togethear with 
whome the Councill Shall appoint be a Comittee to receive 
the Same Either Money or Bonds and alsoe that the Treas- 
urer get in the Interest Money from Kingstown 

James Jeffry CT r ass m 

a mess a from the Board that the above vote was concurr'd 
and that Cap 1 Mac' John Frost & J Odiorn Esq 1 ' 8 was ap- 
pointed above to Joyne for that end. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 



444 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

That m r Henry Marshall Postmaster Gen 11 be presented 
and paid out of the Publick Treasury the Sume of three 
pounds for forwarding the Publick Letters to the Govern 1 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
The assembly was prorogued to y e 2d May 1727 



Tuesday May y e 2 d 1727 
[p. 67.] The house met according to prorogation psent as 
here Entered — 

here begins y e New Establishm 1 
M r Speaker Weare ^ John Gillman 

John Plaisted Sam 11 Tibbets 

-pi r3 m r John Kedman 
" John Sandburn 

Ea Dennit 



James Davis 
John Gillman 
Andrew Wi^gans 



Cap 1 John Downing Theo Atkinson 

W m Fellows Eben r Stephens 

Paul Gerrish Richard Jennes 

A message from the Board pr Sh a Walton & Jotham Odi- 
orn Esq rs that his hon r had adjourn' d the assembly to Wed- 
nesday the 3 d Inst am 



Wednesday May the 3 d 1727 am the house met psent as 
Entered and the Speaker not being psent the house proceeded 
to Chuse a Speaker pro tempore : and John Plaisted Esq 
was Chosen : and a mess a Sent up there upon And a message 
came pr ni r Clark Waldron that it was his hon r pleasure that 
the house attend him at the Board And the house went up 
accordingly : and the Liv* Gov r Made a Speech, of which m r 
Speaker prayed a Coppy and then return' d Eod m Die. J 
Odiorn Esq 1 " Bro* Down a Copy of y e Speech : and then the 
house adjourned for two hours p. m. : 

[See Journal of Assembly, p. 240.] 

Wednesday May 3 d 1727 p. m. the house met psent as in 
the morning and adjourned to thursday the 4 th Ins* 9 o'clock 
am 



[p. 68.] Thursday May 4 th 1727 a. m. 

the house met all psent as Entered. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives, 

Voted — That John Plaisted <fc andrew Wiggans Esq™ & 



1727.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 445 

m r John Sandburn be a Comittee of this house to joyne w* 
a Comittee of the upper house to goe down and view Fort 
W m & Mary and the Stores of powder and wheels & Carry- 
ages and Make Report what is necessary to be Don as to re- 
pairs of Said Fort and what Stores of powder there is : & 
what the Repairs the wheels and Carryages want : and make 
report to the Gen 11 assembly as Soone as Possible. 

James JefTry Cl r ass m . 

Eod m Die. A Message from the Board pr m r Cl r Waldron 
that the above voate was concurrd with and that Geo Jaffrey 
Sh a Walton & ar M c phedris Esq rs was appointed at the Board 
as a Comittee to joyn the above and to Do it tomorrow in the 
afternoone. 

James JefTry Cle r Ass m 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Whereas the allowance for his hon r the livtenant Gov r and 
the Members of the Councill & assembly is Not Sufficient to 
defray the charges Necessary when they attend : 

Voted — That his hon r the Liv* Governor be allowed 
Twelve Shillings & Each member of the Councill Eight Shil- 
lings & Each member of the assembly Six pr day while they 
Shall attend & Sit in the Gen 11 assembly and to be paid out 
of the Publick Treasury from time to time from and after 
the first day of this Sess ns And a Certificate from the Clerk 
of this house of Every members Service with the Members 
rec* thereon Shall be Sufficient warrant and voucher there- 
for to the Treasurer for the payment thereof. 

James JefTry Cl r ass m . 
this to Continue for three years & no Longer 
Sent up May the Sixth and the Same day a message from 
the board that the above vote was concurr'd. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

[p. 69.] The Comittee for telling over the money Bro* in their re- 
turn of the 53841b old Cypher money 

By Coll Weare £56:17: — 

CollHunking £15: 6: — 

Geo Jaffrey Esq r £97: 1: — 

* Richard Wibird Esq r £29: 5: — 

John Plaisted Esq r £ 12 : 19 : 6 

£211: 8: 6 
of the 1076: 16: Tax for y e yeare 1726 Bro* in by m r 

Treasurer Jaffrey £984: 17: 10 

& he rec d of m r Penhallows Ex er w ch Dr himself with £26: 2: 6 



1011:00: 4 



446 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[172: 



of the Bank money Bro 1 in by m r Treasu. 1 " Jaffrey the 

Sume of £88:14:74- 

Province of New Harapshir May 11 th 1727. "Wee the Subscribers 
being Chosen as a Comittee to receive y e Sundry Sums Due toy e Prov- 
ince upon Sundry funds viz Wee have rec d of Cypher money as pr 
Contra. £211: 8: 6 

from Treasurer Jaffrey Esq" of the Tax money 1011: : 4 

from Do of the Bank money 88: 14: 7| 

all the above money being Burnt to ashes "Witness our hands this 
11 th May 1727. 

Rich* Wibird Epha Dennit 

ar Ma'phedris W m Fellows 

John Gillman. 
May the 13 th In the house of Representatives. 

Voted — That Each pson above Named be & is hereby Dis- 
charged of the Severall Sums they Bro 1 in as Carryed off 
and was Burnt. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
accompt of Powder money rec d 
from June 1719 to 9 r 172G as Tak- 
en out of my Book. 



[p. 70.] 

Accompt of Expences of Gun- 
powder at Fort W m & Mary : from 



y c yeare 1719 Inclusive of s a yeare 



1719 to 1720 

1720 to 1721 

1721 to 1722 

1722 to 1723 

1723 to V 
Coats Died 



s d 
bb 
14 
13 
13 

9 



lb 

56 
30 
12 
34 



3 



being 58 


96 


By his Excellencys order 




for bb 




Londonderry 1 


— 


Do the Eastward £ — 


:50 


To Expcnce of powder 




since m r Coats Dyed 




viz 




for the yeare 170| to 




1725 £7 


15 


y e yeare 1725 to 172G £6 


20 


1726 to 1727 £5 


40 



Barrclls 



Bar: 

2 : 

3 : 
5 : 

5 : 

6 : 
9 : 
9 • 



Take of ^ part being 
y e Difference 2j 

3| is 



45 : 46 



15:18£ 



30 



So much rec d of m r 
Penhallow in the 
Last fourth Months 
Do to J Wentworth 
Do of m r Jaffrey 
Do of m r Penhallow 
to So much rec d of M r 



37 | 



00 
80 

50 



Penhallow from 
Store house 



r 



35 : 70 



J Wentworth 
Vera Copia. 



78 : 37 | 



1727.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 447 



In the house of Representatives 
may the 18 th 1727 
There was Bro* into the assembly & Burnt of the old Cy- 
pher Money By maj r John Gillman forty Six pounds twelve 
& three pence .£46 : 12 : 3 d voted that the Said maj r John 
Gillman be Discharged of the Said Sum 

James Jeffry Cl r ass ra 
[p. 71.] Thursday may the 4 th 1727 p. m. 

the house met according to adjournment all psent as in 
the morning 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Whereas the Executor of the Late Treasurer Penhallow 
hath not Charged any Sallary for the Treasurer Service for 
the yeare 1726 : but left it to the Gen 11 ass m to allow what 
they please 

Voted : That there be Credit given in Said Penhallows 
acct for Seventy five pounds for the Treasurers Service for 
the yeare 1726 : 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

voted, that the Return of the auditors on the Late Treas- 
urers accompt and the accompt allowed : 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Then the house adjourned to fry day y e 5 th Ins* am 



Fryday May the 5 th 1727 a. m : 
the house met according to adjournment all psent as 
Entred 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That M r Speaker Weare Maj r John Gillman & 
andrew Wiggans Esq rs Cap 1 W m Fellows Cap* Paul Gerrish 
& m r Theo Atkinson be a Comittee of this house : to Joyn 
w th a Comittee of the upper house, to Draw up a Scheam for 
the Equall assessing the Severall Towns & p'ishes in this 
Province : that a New Proportion of Rates may be made : 
and to make their Return to the assembly the Second day of 
Sitting after the next adjournm* by the Governor 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Eod m Die. Geo Jaffrey Esq r one of the Comittee that was 
appointed to write m r agent Newman came into the house 
and read Som letters from S d agent : and alsoe read the 
letter that the Comittee had writ to Send S d agent 



448 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1727. 



Eod m Die. A Message from the Board pr m r Cl r "Waldron 
y 1 y e vote for the Scheam about the New Proportion was con- 
curr'd & y* Coll Hunking R Wibird J odiorn <fc ar M phe- 
dris was appointed at the Board for y* end 

Then y e house adjourned for 2 hours p. M. 
[p. 72.] Fryday May y e 5 th 1727 p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment But the Comittee 
of both houses going to the Fort there Could not be a house 
and therefore adjourned to Sathurday the Sixth of May am 



Sathurday May the 6 th am The house met 
adjournment all psent as Entred 

Inventory of Sundry Stores belonging to Fort W m 
Castle Taken the 5 th of May 1727 
20 Demy Culverin 

8 Sakers 
12 Minions 

2 Falkins 
one M Demy culverin Shot 
260 four pound Shot 

9 Ladles for minions 1 wanting 
14 Ladles for Demi Canon & Sak- 
ers 1 wanting 

9 Rammers Severall Staffs 
7 Great Crows 2 Small ones 
1 Large at Cap* Frosts 
Do at m r Parsons 
24 Crab handspikes 3 wanting 
5 Boxes Cartridge Shot one Stole 

by W m another Exped'd 
1 Drum & 2 Drum Rims 
1 Grapline 502 lb Iron 
1 Logger head 3 pick axes 



according 



to 



& Mary at New 



1 wanting 2 axes 
19 Cartridge for Minion 
24 for Demi culverin 

7 lead aprons 1 hide 14 wantin< 

[p. 73.] 



3 wanting 4 lanthorns Defective 
Som Match 1 priming wire 

4 linstocks Spongheads wanting 

1 Budge Barrell 3 wanting 

2 Sledges : 2 wanting large Iron 
Pot 

Some Cartridges made for each 

Some paper 

Seven halfe Barrels of Powder & 

one pecie ? 
Defective Stores 

6 Demi Canon 6 pre Cariage pes 
ten pre Wheels 
Feild pis 6 pre Wheels Defective 

2 pre carriage pis 
400 lb old Iron 

4 Boxes Cartridge Shot 
2 Broken 

J Wentworth Jun r . 
vera Copia 

James Jeffry 

Clark assembly 



Sathurday may 6, 1727 am 

In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That Cap 4 W m Fellows, Cap* Paul Gerrish & m r 

Eap m Dennit be a comittee of this house : to Joyn with a 

Comittee of the upper house to Examine m r Treasurer Jaffrys 

ace 1 and make Return to the Gen 11 assembly 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 



1727.] 



JOURNAL OP THE HOUSE. 



449 



Eod m Die a Message from the Board that the above voat 
was concurrd with : and R Wibird ar M phedris & Jotham 
Odiorn Esq 13 was appointed at the Board to Joyn with the 
above 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

The Comittee that went to view Fort W m & Mary Made 
their Return as under 

Province of New hampshire May the 5 th 1727 
Psuant to a Yote of Gen 11 assembly May the 4 th 1727 Wee have 
viewed Fort W m & Mary and all the Stores a list of which is herewith 
presented: and report that there is wanting Six carriages for the Demi 
Cannon & Six pre of wheels; the field pieces Six pre wheels and two 
paire of carriages: and that there be one hundred and fifty pounds 
laid out to Repaire the Stone work this Sumer which is submitted pr 



Geo JafFry 
Sha Walton 
ar M phedris 



Jo 11 Plaisted ) 

Andrew Wiggans > Comittee 

John Sandburn ) 



Then the house adjourn'd to Munday May the 8 th 1727 
mem the Return of the Stores Entred on the other leafe 



[p. 74.] Munday May the 8 th 1727 am 

The Met according to adjournment psent as Entred 



M r Speaker Weare 
John Plaisted 
James Davis 
John Gillman 
Andrew Wiggans 
Cap 1 John Downing 
W m Fellows 
Paul Gerrish 



John Gillman 
Sam Tibbets 
> Esq rs M r John Redman 
John Sandburn 
Ea Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 
Ebenez 1 ' Stephens 
Richard Jennes 



The Comittee for Proportioning the Town went on 
affaire The house adjourned to Tuesday May 9 th am 



that 



Tuesday May the 9 th 1727 am, the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entered 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Yoted : That Cap* W m Fellows : m r Theo Atkinson and 
m r Ea Dennit be a Comittee of this house to Joyn with a 
29 



450 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

Comittee of the upper house to tell over all the Money that 
is to be bro* into the assembly this Sessions and to make 
return thereof to the Gen 11 assembly 

Ja 9 Jeffry Cl r ass m 
the Comittee for telling the money went out for y* Service 
Then the house adjourn' d to Wednesday May 10 th 1727 a. m. 



[p. 75.] Wednesday May the 10 th 1727 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all present as 
Entered 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

The Return of the Comittee for Drawing the Scheam for New Pro- 
portioning the Towns p'ishes and Districts of this Prov. the Poles and 
estates be assesd in the following Manner Poles 16 years old & up- 
ward 100 d 

Income upon Trade l d upon the pound (the Trade to be Sworn to) 
(if complaint be made) offices l d upon the pound of their Incom 
Do on houses & lands Improved @ 6 years incom Deemd to be y c valine 
at l d on the pound 

Every ox 4 years old & upwards @ 4 lb 

Cow 3 years old & upw d 2: 10: 

Horse Do Do 4: 

Swine 1 yeare old : 16: 

Sheep free for Encouragm* 

Indian and Negroe Slaves ad vallorem from 1G years old to 40 years of 
age: all which is Submitted. 

Yoted — That this return be accepted (with this amend- 
ment) viz that the Single Pole be rated at 60 d instead of 100 d 
and that Each Town and p'ish and precinct be new propor- 
tioned once in Every 

Eod m Die. A Mess a pr Jo* Odiorn Esq r y* y e above voat 
was concurrd at the Board. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives. 

Yoted — That Londonderry be Taxed this yeare for the 
Province Tax the Sume of forty pounds ; and that they 
bring in a list of their Rateable Estates with the other 
Towns Next May Sessions in the Same Manner. 

James Jeffry Clr ass m . 
Then the house adjourned lor two hours P. M. 
[p. TO.] Wednesday May 10 th 1727 P. m. 

the house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tered : the Comittee for telling over the Money being on thai 
affaire the house adjourned to Thursday the 11 th a. m. 



[1727. JOUENAL OF THE HOUSE. 451 

Thursday May 11 th 1727 a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tered, the Comittee for telling over the money being Still on 
that affaire the house adjourned for two hours p. M. Thurs- 
day May the 11 th 1727 p. m. the house met according to 
adjournment all psent as Entered ; and adjourned to fryday 
the 12 th of May 1727 a. m. 



Fryday may 12 m 1727 a. m. the house met according to 
adjournment all psent as Entered. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That John Gillman Esq r & m r Eaphraim Dennit 
be a Comittee of this house to joyn with a Comittee of y e 
upper house to Draw up an act Requiring Every Town p'ish 
and precinct within this Province, to take a list and Inven- 
tory of all their Poles & Estates Rateable psuant to the re- 
turn of the Comittee & vote of Gen 11 assembly thereon of 
the 10 tb Inst. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m . 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 
allowed Benj a Rust 12s in full for his Service in going for 
the Members of this house that were wanting last Sessions. 

Eod m Die. allowed Benj a akerman ten pounds for his 
Service attending Gov r and Councill & assembly for the y e 
yeare 1726. 

a vote past for powder Money : y* l lb powder or 3s money 
to be p d for Shipping past and sent up. 

[p. 77.] allowed Stephen Greenleafe 30s for two Sheep 
at Casco & Charges allowed Cap* Hen Sherburn 20s in full 
for his ace* there being a Mistake last Sessions. 

allowed Clark Waldron 751b for his Service as Cl r of the 
Coun 11 for the yeare 1726. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours P. M. 

Fryday May the 12 th 1727 p. m : the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entered. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted that the Carryage Wheels mentioned in the Return 
of the Comittee that viewd the Fort be repaird according to 
Said Report and y 1 y e Same be let out by a Comittee to be 
appointed for that End to him or them that will Do it Cheap- 
est & that the Stone work be defered for the present. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 



452 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 
allowed John Newmarsh £3: 7: 4 in full of his accompt Bro 1 
in Don in the yeare 1721 for the fort Boat. 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday y e 13 th a. m. 

Sathurday May 13 th : 1727 a. m. the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entred 
Eod m Die. In the house of Represen 1 

Voted that Londonderry be Taxed this yeare to the Prov- 
ince Tax the Sume of 40 lb : and y* y e Treasurer Issue out 
his warrant accordingly James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die A Message from the Board pr m r Geo Jaffrey y l 
y e above vote for Londonderry & John Newmarshes was 
Concurd 

Eodm Die memorandum : That m r Theo atkinson hath made 
up with the Comittee for taking the Interest of y e 1500 lb 
and that he has p d Seven pounds ten Shillings more than his 
interest Due toy 6 25 th of aprill 1727 which he must have Cr* 
for as Interest p d James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Then the house was adjourn d by order of y e Liv* Gov r to 
Wednesday next at 10 a clock 



[p. 78.] Wednesday May 17 th 1727 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as 
Entred 
M r Speaker Wcare Debentures out 14 clayes 
John Plaisted ^ Sam 11 Tibbets 

John Gillman I y rs Paul Gerrish 

James Davis f * M r Ea Dennit 

Andrew Wiggans J John Sandburn 

Cap 1 John Downing Theo Atkinson 

W m Fellows Ebeiv Stephens 

John Gillman Richard Jennes 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That John Plaisted Esq r be one of this house to 
joyne with one of the upper house to be a Comittee for letting 
out the wheels & Carryages for y e Fort. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass™ 
A Mcss a from the Board pr Geo Jaffrey Esq r that the 
Board Intircly refers the letting out the wheels & Carryagea 
to Coll Plaisted : Then the house adjourned to 
Thursday May the 18 th 1727 am 



1727.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 453 

Thursday May 18 th am The house met according to ad- 
journment all psent as Entered, 
the votes for Sundry allowances was Sent up. 

am* 110 : 8 : 8 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
[p. 79.] Thursday May 18 th 1727 p. m. 

the house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tered. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Whereas it is Represented to this house that m r John 
Redman Desires to be Dismissed from this house by Reason 
of his great age and Infirmness — 

The house having considered thereof: and Considering 
the great age and Infirmness of the Said m r John Redman 
Tho he hath been a Serviceable member of this house — 

Resolved — That according to his Request he be Dismissed 
& that m r Speaker Issue out a precept That the Town of 
Hampton may Send another Representative in the Roome of 
the Said John Redman So Dismist ag* the next Sitting of 
the assembly. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

the Bill with amendment for Proportioning the Towns &c 
was Read three times and past to be Enacted. 

Then the house adjourned to Eryday the Nineteenth am 



Eryday the 19 th 1727 am the house met according to ad- 
journment all psent as Entered. 

In the house of Representatives, 

Yoted, That there be Nine hundred pounds Signed off of 
the money last printed and put into the Treasury for the 
payment of the allowances made by y e Gen 11 assembly 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die : A Mess a pr m r Cl r Waldron that the above 
voat for the 900 lb was Cheerfully concurrd with 

Eod m Die. In the house voted : That m r Treasurer Jaffrey 
receive from y e Ex er of y e late Treasurer Penh allow y e Ball a 
of his accompt & alsoe to rec y e 247 lb : 9 : f money y* was 
put into his hands for Excha old Bills 

James Jaffry Cl r ass m 

A Mess a from y e Board pr m r Geo. Jaffrey y* y e Last voate 
was concurrd 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 



454 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1727. 



[p. 80.] Fryday May 19 th p. m. the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entred the Speaker being gon 
home Indisposed the house proceeded to Chuse a Speaker 
protempore : and Coll John Plaisted was Chosen. 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives, 
the bill for the powder act was read three times and past 
to be Engross' d James Jeffry Cl r ass m . 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives, 
the house being Equally Divided on passing the Bill for 
Proportioning the Towns <fcc the Speaker gave his vote that 
the Said Bill goe up without amendment and to be So En- 



grost 



James Jaffry Cl r ass m 

a vote : for Impowering Clem* Hughes to administer an 
oath to all Taverners Retailers that are licensed by the 
Quarter Sessions In the house voted a concurrence with 
amendm 1 that he receive no Excise from any pson but such 
as are licensed by authority Nor administer any oath to any 
but those that are Regularly licensed Then the house ad- 
journed to 

Sathurday y e 20 th of May a. m. 



Sathurday May 20 th 1727 a. m. the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entred 

Memorandum Given m 1 ' Geo Jaffrey a Note under y c hand 
of m r Clem 1 Hughes for Sixteen pounds 16s & nine pence 
being the Ballance of the Excise accompt for y e yeare 1725 
the Note Dated May 3 d 1727 

Ja 9 Jeffry Cl r ass ra 

[p. 81.] In the house of Representatives 

Memorandum alsoe that oi the three bonds for the Excise 
of M r Clem* Hughes that was put into the Cl r of the assem- 
bly hands for Safe Keeping — m r Treasurer Jaffrey came into 
the assembly and acknowledged that he had rec d one of the 
Bonds Due for the yeare 1726 : and the Cl r is hereby Dis- 
charged of Said Bond : and the Cl r is hereby ordered to 
Deliver the Next Bond for the Excise for y e yeare 1727 when 
Due James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die In the house Delivered m r Treasurer Jaffry 



1727.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 455 



those notes following viz, one from John Penhallow Esq 1- for 
£52 : 10 for Interest Due for the 200 lb his father had: De- 
ducting what appears to be paid @ 2J pr C* : and likewise 
the Liv Govornors Note for the like Sum Deducting after 
the Same Manner & Coll Richard Waldrons the Same Tennor 
Cap* Wibirds Note for 6 : 18 : 6 : Due to y e 25 th ap r 1727 M r 
Henry Sherburne 13 : 11 : Due to y e Same time Coll Wal- 
tons Note for 7 : 17 : 6 : Due to y e Same time Deducting w* 
appears to be paid m r Geo Jaffreys Note for 52 : 10 for in- 
terest to y e 25 th ap r 1727, at 2J pr C* Deducting w* appears 
to be paid James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die In the house 

allowed Benj a Rust £6: 4: 9 d in full of his accompt of 
Expences of the Comittees &c to May 18 th 1727 

A Mess a from the Board that Rust & Sherburns allowances 
& Gilmas Discharge was concurd 

The auditors for m r Treasurers accompts made theire 
return viz, 

[p. 82.] Sathurday May 20 th , 1727 

Wee being appointed a Comittee of both houses to audit & examine 
the Treasurers accompts; have exam'd the Same and find them well 
vouch'd & Right Cast do allow thereof all Except the Comissions for 
receiving & paying which is Submitted to the Gen 11 assembly 
W™ Fellows R Wibird 

E a Den nit Ar M'phedris 

Paul Gerrish Jot h Odiorn 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 
Yoted, the above Return be accepted and allowed 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

a Vote Bro* Down from the Board by m r Clark Waldron 
appointing Theo atkinson to be receiver of the powder money 
required to be paid by an act Past this Sessions which vote 
was read and concurr'd James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die, a vote Bro* Down from the Board by John 
Frost Esq r Directing the Treasurer to Procure a Bill of 50 lb 
Sterling for agent Newman to Enable him to pass thro' 
the further business of this Province which vote was read 
and concurrd : and that Cap 1 W m Fellows & Theodore At- 
kinson be of the Comittee to Joyn with the Gen 1 appointed 
by the Board for the end above S d 

Eodem Die In the house of Representatives 

The answer to the Kingston Petition : viz That they pay 
10 pr C* for the Money as the Rest of those that have of y e 



456 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1727. 



15 M pounds Do : and that the 500 lb they have be Burnt 
in the Same manner it was returned & reconsidered to ly 
for consideration to Next Sessions 
[p. 83.] In the house of Representatives 

Voted : That 2 M pounds be made for defraying the 
Charges of the Fort W m & Mary and fortifying the Frontiers 
be made & Signed off & paid in by a Tax of 1 M in 1739 : 
<fc 1 M in 1740 James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Whereas his hon r the Liv* Governor hath acquainted the 
Board that he has late letters from his Excellency Govern r 
Shute adviseing that his Excellencie Designs verry Speedily 
for New England : and that he intends to land in this Prov- 
ince Therefore In Councill voted That a Comittee of both 
houses be appointed to make Suitable Provision for receiving 
& Entertaining his Excellency upon his arrivall here and 
that m r Treasurer Jaffrey & Cap* Wibird be of the Comittee 
from the Board for that Service 

P. Walclron Cl r Con 11 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

the above voat read and concurr'd : & voted that Cap 1 

W m Fellows & m r Theo Atkinson be a Comittee of this house 

to Joyn with the Comittee above mentioned 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 
allowed John Cutts 10s, as Vendue Master for y e Excise 
allowed John Griffiths 25s, for work formerly Don at Fort 
W m & Alary 

allowed m r Sherif Gambling 15 lb as Sherif for y c ycare 
1720 Whereas his hon r the Liv* Gov r hath y c whole Gover- 
ns Still continued upon him as comander in chief: voted y* 
he l)e presented & paid out of y c Publick Treasury the 
Sume ot 100 lb as comander in Chief; & for his Extcror- 
dinary Service don y e Good People & Inhabitants of this 
Province y* he be presented with the Sum of 40 lb more 
Sent up and concurrd 

James Jeffry C. ass m 

and then the Gov r Prorogued the assembly to y c 20 th June 
next. 



1727.] 



JOUKNAL OF THE HOUSE. 457 



[p. 84.] Tuesday June 20 th 1727 the house met accord- 
ing to prorogation psent 

Maj r John Gillman ^ Cap* John Gillman 

Andrew Wiggans J> Esq rs W m Fellows 

James Davis J Sam Tibbets 

m r Ea Dennit 
John Sanburn 
Theo Atkinson 
And were Prorogued to 20 th July 1727 By the Liv 4 Gov r 



Tuesday June the 27 th 1727 the house met by an Speciall 
order from the Liv 1 Gov r as Comander in Chief 
psent m r Speaker Weare 

John Plaisted ^ Cap 1 W m Fellows 

James Davis I -™ rs Paul Gerrish 

Andrew Wiggans f ^ Sam 11 Tibbets 

John Gillman j John Gillman 

m r John Sandburn 
Ea Dennit 
Eben r Stephens 
Theo Atkinson 
A. Mess a from the Board that it was his hon r pleasure y* 
the house attend him at the Board the house went up and 
the Liv* Governor made a Speech which was y* he had rec d 
a letter from Liv* Gov r Dumer that Came from the Thre 
Indian Tribes that had not come into the former peace made 
w th the Penobscot Tribe : and that he intended to meet them 
y e 10 th July at Falmouth and Desired his Company : a Copy 
of the Letters & m r Dumers Letter was Sent Down 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 
the Question being put whether this Government Shall 
Send to Ratine the Peace with those three Tribes that hath 
now Sent & are waiting at Tirionet f it past in the affirma- 
tive 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 
Yoted : That this Province send to Casco to Ratine the 
Peace w th the three Tribes of Indians now on Kennebeck 
River in the manner as Don w th the Penobscot 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Narrigawack Wiwarna 

Wenewenock Ommeway 

Anessegontacook Porresine 



458 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

[p. 85.] June y c 27 th 1727 

In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That Josiah Nedd a Cape Cod Indian in the Ser- 
vice of the Province of New Hampshire in the late Canada 
Expedition (as a Soldier) under the Comand of Cap 1 James 
Jeffry have the Gun Delivered to him, y* was given him in 
that Expedition <fc y* his hon r the Lfv* Governor be Desired 
to give orders for the Same 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die 

A Mcss a from the Board pr m r Cl r Waldron y l y e above 
voate was concurrd Then the house adjourned to Wednes- 
day y e 28 th a. m. 



Wednesday June the 28 th a. m. The house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all psent as Entred yesterday 
In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That his hon r the Liv* Governor be Desired to 
Comisionate one pson or more as his hon r Shall think Con- 
venient to goe to Casco to treat with the Indians there, with 
power to Ratine the Peace already Made with the Penobscot 
Tribe : and to Make Peace with any other Tribe with whome 
wee are at Warr 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Eod ra Die 

A message was Sent Down with the above voat by Geo 
Jaffi-ey Esq 1 ' to be reconsidered 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p M 

Wednesday June y e 28 th 1727 p M the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as in the Morning 

an addition to the Govornors Speech was Sent Down viz 

GerCt the vote you Sent up Desiring me to appoint Comiss 1 " 8 to Rep- 
resent this Goverment for the Makeing Peace with the three Tribes now 
Waiting at the Eastward for our answer, I Can by no Means adhere to : 
It being inconsistent with the hon r of this his Maj tieB Goverm 1 So to do : 
therefore I advise you to reconsider your vote 

We have now an opportunity to Make an hon blc and lasting peace 
with those Indians that have So often laid waist our Dwelling places 
and Cruely Murdered many of our friends & Neighbors : which I think 
Cannot be forgotten by us : more Especially you that live on our 
[p. 86.] Frontiers It lies entirely with you Gen 1 of the house of Rep- 
resen 1 this Hoard being all of opinion that its highly Reasonable and 
Necessary that wee hnbracc the Season: Let us prefer y e peace Quiet 



1727.] 



JOURNAL OP THE HOUSE. 459 



good Settlement of our Country; & lives of our friends before Money: 
for I find there the Matter Sticks J. Wentworth. 

Copia James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Yoted, That it is our advice that his hon r take two of the 
Councill : and one of the house : (as Shall be by them ap- 
point) with him to Casco Bay or Els where : there to Rat- 
ify & Make any Peace he Shall think fit, & that the Treas- 
urer Supply him with what Money or Necessaries he Shall 
think fit for that affaire : and that he make a present to the 
Indians of 20 lb and that his hon r be Desired to be as fru- 
gall as may be Consistent with the hon r of the Goverm* in 
this affaire 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Eod m Die. 

A Message from the Board pr Geo Jaffrey Esq r that the 
above vote was approved off only that the psent to the Indians 
of 20 lb was to little : In the house It was amended and 
Made about 25 lb & Sent up by the Same Messenger 
Eod m Die. In the house 

Yoted : That m r Theo Atkinson be appointed from this 
house to goe with his hon r the Liv* Govornor to Cascoe or 
Elswhere to Ratify & Make Peace with the Indians. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Eod m Die a mess a from the Board y* y e above voates was 
Concurd & f Sh a Walton Geo : Jaffrey & R "Wibird were 
appointed at y e Board 

Debent C Sandburn 24 days Wiggans 22 days 

out Stephens 15 Tibbets 17 

^ Cap* Gillman 17 Dennit 24 

Maj r Gillman 23 all to this 28 June 

Eod m Die In the house 

Yoted that there be two hundred pounds of the Money in 
the Comittees hands now Signed [p. 87] off and put into 
y e Treasury for the Defraying the psent charges in going to 
Casco to Meet the Indians James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die a mess a from the Board pr Sh a Walton ar M' & 
the Clerk that the above voat was Concurd with & that the 
assembly Stands prorogu'cl as before & now Dismis'd for the 
psent 



460 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1- 



Tuesday August 29 th 1727 the house met according to 
Proclamation psent as Entred 
m r Speaker Weare ^ Samuel Tibbets 

John Plaisted I ™ r8 John Gillman 

James Davis f ^ m r Ea Dennit 

Andrew Wiggans J John Sandburn 

John Gillman Theo Atkinson 

Cap 1 W m Fellows Richard Jennes 

John Downing Eben r Stephens 

Paul Gcrrish Joshua Wingate 

A Mess 3 from the Board to Know if there was house : and 
y* if there were : It was his pleasure that they appear at the 
Board to take the Oaths to King George the Second : the 
house went up all as Entred and the Clark and tooke the 
oaths : and then return' d 

Eod m Die M r Sherrif Gambling Made his Return from 
hampton that Cap* Joshua Wingate was Chosen a Repre- 
sentative in the Rooine of m r John Redman Lately Dis- 
missed which return was Read and then the house Sent two 
of their Members to Introduce the Said Cap* Joshua Win- 
gate : and a Message Sent up to the Board by 2 Members to 
Inform [p. 88.] his hon r that Cap* Wingate as a member 
of this house wants to be Qualified by taking the oaths. 
Then a mess a was Sent from the Board for Cap 1 Wingate to 
appeare at the Board : Who went up and took the oaths 
appointed and Returned and took his place in the assembly 
as a member thereof 

Eod m Die. M r Clerk Waldron Bro* Down the Governors 
Speech and a Treaty & Ratification of Peace with the In- 
dians was Read in the house : Then the house adjourned to 
Wednesday the 30 th am. 

[Sec Journal of Assembly, pp. 254-258.] 



Wednesday august the 30 th 1727 Am : 
the house met according to adjournment all psent as Entred 
Eod m Die In Councill august 30 th 1727 

Voted, That his Maj tk> King George the Second be addresd 
by this Goverment by way of Congratulation upon his ac- 
cession to y c British throne : and that a Draught of an 
address l»e prepared accordingly by a Comittce appointed 
for that End : and that Geo J all ivy & Richard Wibird Esq r 
be of the Comittce from y e board for that Service 

Richard Waldron Cl r Coun 11 



1727.] 



JOUENAL OF THE HOUSE. 461 



Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Read and Concur'd and voted that Cap* W m Fellows & 

m r Theo atkinson be of the Comittee of this house to Joyn 

with the above Chosen for that End 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
Then the house adjourned for two hours p M 
Wednesday august the 30 th 1727 p. m. the met according 

to adjournment all psent as in the Morning 

M r Treasurer D r to Receipt of what Sundry things were 

Sold for at vendue on Board the Schooner at her Return 

from Casco 

By rec d of John Cutt £1:13 

Byrec d of Sam 11 Rymes R Wibird & Benj a Dockani £4: 2:6 



5:15:6 
Mem d the t Balance of the accompt of Expences 

going to Casco is .£386 : — : 4 

[p. 89.] august 30 1727 

Upon Request of Andrew Wiggans Esq 1 " that Benj a Follets 
Might have a license for himself and house at Stretham (the 
house being convenient for a Public house) he paying Excise 
and giving bonds to the Sessions for his Keeping good orders : 
the house to be licensed for two years, conforming as above 
In the house 

Voted — That Benjamin Follet be licensed to keep a pub- 
lick house in his Dwelling house at Stretham for one yeare 
he giving Security to the Sessions for his keeping good or- 
ders : & paying Excise according to Law. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die. the Treasurers Ballance of his ace* for the 
Disbursements at y e Ratification at Casco is £386 : — : 4 
& more allowed Geo Jaffrey Expended at 
Casco not y* ace* £ 2:5:7 



£388: 5:11 



Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted— that the Sum of £188 : 5 : 11 be Signed off and 
put into y e Treasurv for the payment of the above Sume of 
388:5:11. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Eod m Die. In the house 
Ordered — That m T Treasurer Jaffrey receive of Maj r John 



4G2 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

Gill man & Theo Atkinson y c Comittee that Sold the old 
Prison the Sume it was Sold for : and alsoe they are hereby 
ordered to pay the Same to him. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass™ 
A Mess a pr m r Clark Waldron. 
y* the vote for allowances 

the vote for payment of money into the Treasury & the 
vote about the Prison money were all Concurrd. 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday 9 a Clock am. 



[p. 92.] Thursday august 31 st 1727 am the house met ac- 
cording to adjournment all psent as Entered. 
Eod ra Die. In the house. 

Whereas by the death of his late Maj tie King George of 
Blessed Memory Sundry Disputes may arise about writs and 
Process and precepts that have been Issued out in the name 
Stile and Title of the Said King : by Sundry psons that do 
not Know what acts of Parliament are made and provided 
in Such Cases. 

Therefor Ordered for preventing and Kemoveing any Such 
Doubts or Disputes about any writ process or precepts Issued 
out in the name & Stile of his S d late Maj tie King George of 
Blessed Memory & Suits Depending thereon : Provided y e S 1 
writs were Served or comenced before his present Maj Ue 
King Geor the Second was Proclaimed in this Province that 
then and in Such Cases : No Writ Process Precept or any 
Matter Testamentary Shall abate be Qualified or in any waves 
put by its due & Legall proceedings : for or by reason of the 
Name & Stile of his Said Late Maj tie King George being in- 
serted therein : Provided as above Provided But that all 
Such writs Process & Precepts : and letters Testamentary 
& Probate buesness Shall proceed in Due course of Law as if 
Such Death of the Late King had not been. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die. A Mess* from the Board pr Jotham Odiorn 
Esqr that the above vote was concurrd with. 

Memorandum for m r Greenleafe to be considered at y e 
next Sitting : and Thomas Harveys Note, 
[p. 98.] Memorandum Whereas Cap 1 archibald Macphedris 
as a Comittee man Did give a rec* to Coll John Plaisted for 



2727.] JOURNAL VF THE HOUSE. 463 

the thirteen bonds for y e 17001b : which Bonds are Bro* into 
the assembly : and the Said Macphedris is hereby Discharged 
of the Said rec* it not being to be found. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Eod m Die. In the house. 

M r Eaphraim Dennit was Sent up with a Mess a that the 
house had no further buesness before them. 

A Mess a from the Board pr m r Clark Waldron that the 
house appeare at the Board which they Did and were pro- 
rogued by the Liv 1 Govornor to the first tuesday in October 
Next. 



Tuesday October the 3 d 1727 met according to prorogation. 
Cap* W m Fellows ) „ +1 nir 
Capt John Downing | &theC1 assm 
and were Prorogued by order of the Liv* Gov r to the Second 
Tuesday in November Next. 

Memorandum the Bonds for the 17301b is Entered two 
leaves forward — & who have them in Keeping Cap* W m Fel- 
lows Debenture to this 3 d October 30 days. 



[p. 94.] Tuesday 9 r 14 th 1727 the house met according to 
Proroga 11 psent 

M r Speaker Weare. 
John Plaisted ^ Cap* John Downing 

James Davis I -™ John Gillman 

John Gillman [ ^ Joshua Wingate 

Andrew Wiggans J W m Fellows 

Sam 11 Tibbets 
Paul Gerrish 
m r John Sandburn 
Ea Dennit 
Theo Atkinson 
Eben Stephens 
Richard Jennes 
a Messa from the Board pr m r Clerk Waldron that the 
house appear at the Board : the house went up accordingly 
and the Governor made a Speech and then the house re- 
turned : and the Speech was Sent Down. 

a Petition for y e north part of Exeter to be a precinct was 
Bro* & Read & acted upon. But was new Don in December. 
Then the house adjourned to Wednesday 9 r 15 th a. m. 



4G4 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

Wednesday November y e 15 th am the house met according 
to adjournm 1 all psent as Entred : and a vote past that all 
Shop book ace 1 Should not Stand open above three years 
then Came Down a Mess* from the Board that the house was 
adjourned to Tuesday 9 r 21, 1727 



Tuesday November the 21 : 1727 the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entred : and the Governor with- 
drew his Speech of 9 r y e l^ th 1727 and gave another this 
Dav and then the house adjourned to Wednesday the 22 d 
1727 a m 



Wednesday 9 r 27 th 1727 the house met all psent as Entred 
a Mess* from the Board that the house went up accordingly : 
and By the Livten 1 Governor were Disolved 



\_Lt. Governor's Speech which was withdrawn.'] Ed. 

[p. 95.] Gent There has nothing of moment occurd Since the last 
Sessions from Pmgland: So that I have nothing to Comnnicate to you 
Save that m r agent Newman Expects that the affaire of the line Be- 
tween the Province of New hampshire and the Massachusets will Come 
on by Christmas So that as we have powerful Enemies to Engage with 
I hope you will Make Such Provision for our agent as may Enable him 
to prosecute the business vigorously for without money Nothing of 
moment can be Transacted : your Diligent application to y e occasion of 
the Sessions will make it Short: I recomend the Makeing of Some New 
Laws to Strengthen the old: also that you will Consider Some Expe- 
dient to prevent the Disorderly People of the other Prov. from coming 
into this: and pretending to lay out plats of Townships in his Ma]'' 83 
Province already Chartered by this Goverment to his Maj ties Good 
Subjects, which may tend to overthrow the good order: and be Des- 
tructive to our Peace if not Speedily prevented by good wholsom 
Laws Made for that End I have from time to time ashurd that I shall 
Do Every Thing in My Power That may Contribute to the Service of 
this Province & as long as Pine continued in the Chair you may Depend 
on the Continuance of the Same: Province of New hampshire 9 r : 14: 
1727 J Wentwortii 

Copia The above Speech was withdrawn 9 : 21,1727 
and the underwritten was Sent Down 

Gen't I shall not Detain you longer than the Publick affairs Require 
not haveing any thing of Great Concern to Communicate to you : I 
would put you in mind of Settling and adjusting all Publick accompts 
and to make Provision for the payment of any Debt that remains un- 
paide: 1 shall be ready (as I have been att all times) to promote the 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 465 



Good of this Province & as this Possibly may be the last time that I 
Shall Sit at the head of this Government, I hope you will not be un- 
mindfull to reward my faithfull Services which you are Wittnesses off 
Ever Since the administration of the Government has been in my hands. 
Province of New Hampshire 9 r 21 st 1727. J Wentworth. 

Copia. 

[p. 97.] August the 31, 1727 

In the house of Representatives 

Ordered: That twelve bonds as here undered Entered be 
put into the hands of William Fellows for Safe Keeping : 
and that the Said William Fellows is hereby Impowered to 
receive the Principle and Interest Due from Time to Time 
on Said Bonds from the Severall psons therein bound : & 
endorse the rec* of Such Principle & Interest on the Back 
of the Respective Bonds and such Principle & Interest as 
the Said Fellows Shall receive : he pay the same according 
to the order of the house of Representatives from Time to 
time 

The Bonds are 

Theo: atkinsons: for 200 Interest p d to the 25 ap r — 1729 

Henry Sherburn — 110 — Do 

John Penhallow — 200— Do 

Liv* Governor — 200— Do 

Benj a Gambling 100— Do 

Cap* R d Wibird 50— Do 

James Jeffry 40 — Do 

Coll Walton 30— Do 

Coll Geo Vaughan 200— Interest Due from 15 th June 1716 

Coll Rich d Waldron 200— paid to aprill 1729 

Geo JafFrey 200— Do 

Cap* Richard Gerrish 200— Do 

1730 

I W m Fellows Do acknowlied to have rec d the above bonds: and Do 
oblige my Self my heirs, ex rs or adm rs to be accomptable to y e Speaker 
of the house of Representatives for the Time being: to return the S d 
Bonds & what I receive psuant to the above vote on the money Specified 
in the Bonds 

the Words W m Fellows was W Fellows 

thrice interlined & Fellows once 

[p. 98.] august 31: 1727 In the house of Representatives, 
Ordered, That the Meads Bond be put into the Treasurers 
hands to receive w* is Due thereon 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
30 



WjQ PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1727. 



December the 20 th 1727 In the house of Representatives 
the Bonds Entred on the other Side were Bro* into the 
assembly from m r W m Fellows by a Comitte Sent for them 
and the Said W m Fellows is hereby Discharged of his rec' 

James Jeffry Cl r ass™ 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 
Voted That the Same Bonds be put into the hands of m r 
Ephraim Dennit for Safe Keeping : and the S d Ephraim Den- 
nit hereby acknowleiges the rec 4 of them 

Eph r Dennit 
[p. 99.] allowances Made att the Sessions begun the 13 th November 

1727 
N° 1 to Richard Perry for work Don to the Carryges &c £20: 5: 
N° 2 : to John Robinson for loins for the gunns & fixing y e 

guns £11:19: 

N° 3: to Cap* Pierce: for Drummers & Drum heads & his 

attendance at Proclamations pr order of y e Gov 1 " £ — — 

voted that m r Pierces ace 4 be Dismist 
N° 7 allowed Tim° Davis for the use of his Boat & Damage 

Don her to Eastw d at the Ratification in full £ 2: 5: 

N° 10 allowed John Wentworth Jun r Expended as Gunner 

in 1726 to ap r 20 th £ 5: 8: G 
N° 16 allowed Benj a Akerman himself & Cannoe Carrying 
the Comittee to let the wheels and Carryages out 
Junl727 : 6: 
N° 8 allow Benj a Rust for fire wood house Rent and Can- 
dles from 8 r y e first 1726 to y e first of 8 r 1727 16: 

allowed Benj a Rust for Expences to the 9 th Jan 1727-28 6:14: 1 
N° 11 allowed m r Clem* Hughes for John Wiggans Excise 
for the yeare 1726 1 : 4 

for Wardes Excise for y e yeare 1726 4: 17: 4 

for his Journey to york & Money Expended 2: 10 

£ 8:11: 4 

allowed James Jeffrey, for his Service as Clerk of the as- 
sembly from ye 19 th of 9 r 1726 to the 9 th of 9 r 1727 £15: 

allowed Tho 8 Harvey ace 1 for Gundalou & an oar Broak 15: 4 



Jan r y e 10 th 1727-8 all the above Sent up 86: 19: 11 

Eod m Die a mess 11 pr Geo: Jaffrey an Sh a Walton Esq 18 that the 

above allowances was Concurr'd with — 

Jan r the 12 th : allowed m r Gamblings accompt for Taking the Peoples 

oaths of alleidgince £4: 

a mess a y* y e above for m r Gambling was Concurrd 
a vote Sent up for payment of 25s to John Griffith allowed £1:5 
may y e 20, 1727— 



[p. 100.] Dcccmhcr 13 th 1727 

A Generall assembly Cal'd by Writ By order of the Liv 
Gov r & Conncill 



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JOURNAL OP THE HOUSE. 467 



The Eepresentatives Return'd from the Severail Towns 
for this Province of New Hampshire to Serve in Generall 
assembly are 

for Portsmouth — Benj a Gambling Esq r 
Cap* George Walker 
m r Ephraim Dennit 
Dover — Paul Gerrish Esq r 
Sam 11 Tibbets 
Hampton — Nathaniel Weare Esq r 
Cap 1 Joshua Wingate 
m r John S auburn 
Exeter — Samuell Thing Esq r 

m r Bartholomew Thing 
New Castle — Theo Atkinson 
Richard Jennes 
Kingstown — Ebenezer Stephens 

Stretham — Andrew Wiggans Esq r 
Newington — Cap* John Knight 
Londonderry — James Mackeen Esq 1 ' 
A Mess a was Sent up that there were Members Eno to 
Make a house 

Eod m Die Geo Jaffrey & John Frost Esq rs with the Clerk 
of the Councill was Sent Down to adm r the Oaths appointed 
by act of Parliment, which was Don & Signed by all then 
psent and then a Message Came from the Board for the 
house to proceed to the Choice of a Speaker 

and the house proceeded to Make Choice of a Speaker 
Nathaniel Weare was Chosen Speaker by a Majority of 
Written votes. 
[p. 101.1 Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

The Members of the house having taken the Oaths appointed 
by act of Parliment : Then proceeded to Choose their Speaker 
and accordingly Nathaniel Weare Esq r was Chosen Speaker. 

Sent up. James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 

Eod m Die. A Message Came Down with the Govomors 
Entry on the above y* was Sent up viz 

I approve the above Choice J Wentworth 

Eod m Die. A Mess a from the Board that it was his hon rs 
pleasure the attend him at the Board : and they went up ac- 
cording and the Govornor Made a Speech of which m r 
Speaker prayed a Coppy and then returnd. 

Then the house Debated whether they Should have a 
Clerk of one of the Members : it past in the Negative and 



468 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1727. 



then they proceeded to Chusc a Clerk: and James Jeffry 
was Chose for their Clerk : who accepted. 

Eod m Die. A Message from the Board with a Copy of the 
Govornors Speech which was Read and then the house ad- 
journed to the 14 th Ins 1 am. 

[See Journal of assembly p. 261.] 



Thursday December the 14 th am 
the house met according to adjournment all pscnt as Enter- 
ed Cap* Walker for Portsmouth and Cap 1 Samuell Tibbets 
for Dover appeared : and a Message Sent up that they wanted 
to be Qualified by the Oaths appointed. 

Eod m Die. Sh a Walton & John Frost Esq r and the Clerk 
of y e Councill was Sent Down to Quallifie S d Members — 
which was Don and then they tooke theire places accordiim- 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

James Mackeen Esq r Return for a Representative not be- 
ing authentic ; one of the Selectmen of Londonderry being 
psent was called in and Declared m r Mackeen was Legally 
Chosen and y 1 the Returns not being Right was thro Igno- 
rance ; however the house accepted him and ordered that 
they Should Send a proper Return. 

[p. 102.] The Rules of the house was Read : and Voted 
that they Should be the Rules of the present house and that 
the Clerk write them out and that they be hung up in the 
house During the Sessions. 

Eod m Die — The Late Clerk being Chosen by the house his 
Time to begin from the End of the Last year viz 9 r 10 th 1727 
and was Sworn faithfully to pform the office of Clerk of this 
house and to Keep the Records thereof fairely Entered in 
y° books : his Sallary not agreed : but left to the house to 
Satisfye as they think he Deserves when the yeare is up. 
Then the house adjourned for two hours P. M. 

Thursday X 1 ' 14 th 1727 p. m. the house met according to 
adjournment all pscnt as Entred and then the Question be- 
ing put whether there Should be a Rill Bro* in for a Trieniall 
act for Choice of an assni It past in the affirmative Nemine 
Contradiccnte. 

Eod m Die. A Petition of the North part of Exeter by 
Meets & bounds as Set forth in a Town vote of Exeter to be 



1727.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 469 

a precint by it Selfe for the Ministry and that they Shall be 
Excused paying to the Ministry ot the old Parrisli. 

December the 14 th 1727 In Councill voted that y e prayer of 
the Petition be granted and that the Petitioners have liberty 
to bring in a Bill accordingly and that the name of the par- 
ish be New Market. Richard Waldron Cl r Con. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 
the above vote Read and Concurred & Sent up. 

James Jeffry CI 1 ' ass m 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That Andrew Wiggans Esq 1 ' and m r Theo Atkin- 
son be a Coinittee of this house to Draw up an answer to 
the Liv* Gov r Speech, 
and then the house adjourned to fryday X r 15 th am. 



[p. 103.] Fryday December the 15 th 1727 am 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred for the Day. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives. 
Whereas it is the universal and earnest Desire of his 
Maj ties good subjects within this Province to have a Triennial! 
choice of Assembly men : which is in itself most Reasonable 
& not only Consonant to the use and Custom of Great Brit- 
taine but (in effect) a compliance with his late Maj ties Royall 
mind, who has in express words by Gov r Shute's Comiss 11 
comanded that the Laws Statutes and ordinances of this 
Province be not repugnant to, but as neare as may be the 
Laws and Statutes of the Kingdom of Great Brittaine: 
whereby the Constitu 11 and Statutes of the said Kingdom no 
Parliment can continue and be no longer than three years — 
Therefore 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted — That there be an act Drawn up that no assembly 
or Lower house of Representatives of this Province whatso- 
ever shall have any continuance longer than for three years 
only at the farthest, to be accompted from the Day on which 
by writ they are appointed to meet : and that this assembly 
shall cease on the thirteenth day of December 1730 : unless 
the Comander in Chief for the time being think fitt to De- 
solve it sooner : and that there be fifteen Dayes at Least 
between the Date of the writ for Electing them and the Day 



470 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1727. 

of their being Chosen : and that the notifications stand up 
two Publick Dayes at least in all Towns precincts and 
parishes where any Representative is to be chosen — before 
the Day of Elect 11 unless it be upon Exterordinary Emerg- 
encies : voted nemine contradicente. 

James Jeffry Cler Ass m 

Sent up for concurrence 

Eod m Die — In the house of Representatives, 

The Bill for the Settling the North part of The Town of 
Exeter to be a parish by the Name of New Market was Read 
and past to be Engrost & Enacted & Sent up 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Then the house adjourned for Two hours P. m. 

[p. 104.] Fryday x r 15 th 1727 P. M. the house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all psent as Entred for y e Day 

a vote from the Board for an act to be Drawn up for the 
Strengthening & amending the act for Registring Births Bur- 
ials &c which was Read and Nonconcurr'd. 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

a vote was Drawn up for the Recording Marriages Births 
& Burials past 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday y e 16 am 



Sathurday X r the Sixteenth am the house met according to 
adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day 

the vote for an act Relating to marriages Births <fc Burials 
was Sent up and alsoe the answer to the Liv* Gov 1 " 3 Speech 
In the house of Representatives 

There being Defect in the Return from Dover Relating to 
their Representatives Chosen 

Ordered that the Clerk of this house write to the Select- 
men of Dover to amend their Return w ch was Don as folio* 

Gen y t the Return you Sent Relating to the Choice of Representa- 
tives for your Town is not according to the Direction in the Law, yon 
have Returned three Chosen But not that you have Notified them 
psons to appeare: and here is but one appears, Therefore by the order 
of the house that you Send next tuesday why those psons Chosen do 
not appeare to the house that the house may Know how to act 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

To the Selectmen of 
the Town of Dover 

X r y e 10 1727 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 471 



Then the Liv* Governor adjourned the assembly to Tues- 
day the 19 th 1121. 

[p. 105.] Tuesday x r y e 19 th 1727 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as 
Entred for the Day 
M r Speaker Weare M r Bar 1 Thing 

Benjamin Gambling Esq r M r Theo Atkinson 
Cap 1 Geo Walker M r Richard Jennes 

m r Ea Dennit M r Ebenezer Stephens 

Cap 1 Sam 11 Tibbets Andrew Wiggans Esq r 

Cap 1 Joshua Wingate Cap* John Knight 

M r John Sandburn James Mackeen Esq 1 ' 

Samuell Thing Esq r 

Eod m Die : The house being met as above Entred 

Voted, That Benj a Gambling & andrew Wiggans Esq r be 
a Comittee of this house to form an answer to the Mess a 
from the Board Relating to the Proviso in the Late act Sent 
home for a Trieniall assembly and present to the house To- 
morrow James JefTry Cl r ass m 

Messrs Jennes & Sandburn was Sent up a Messa to the 
Treasurer to know the State of the Province accompts 
Eod m Die m r Treasurer Came and gave in an Estimate 

Whereas august the 31 st 1727 By vote of the Gen 11 assem- 
bly there were twelve Bonds for the vallue of 1730 lb Due 
from Sundry psons to the Province : put into Cap 1 W m Fel- 
lows hands for Safe keeping : In the house of Representa- 
tives 

Voted : That m r Bar* Thing and Cap 1 Geo Walker & Cap 1 
Wingate, goe to the S d W m Fellows in the Name of the 
house & Demand the bonds above Said & upon receipt of 
them to give y e Said Fellows a receipt which Shall be his 
Discharge from his rec 1 in y e ass m Books 

X r y e 19 th 172 7 

James JefTry Cl r ass m 
Then the house adjourned to Wednesday y e 20 m am 



[p. 106.] Wedness the 20 th X r 1727 a m 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred for the Day 



472 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1727. 



A Mess* from the Board pr Geo Jaffrey R Wibbird Esq rs 
with in 1 ' agent Newmans Letter Relating to the Trieniall act 

The Comittes for answering the objections ag* the Trien- 
iall act for an assembly, and Drawing up an act to Repeale 
those Clauses Relating to appealing to Gov r and Councill 
being on those affairs the house adjourned for two hours r M 

Wednesday X r y e 20 th 1727 p m the house met all psent as 
Entred 

Eod m Die The answer to a verbal message from the Hon ble 
Board on Sathurday Last by Geo Jaffrey & J Frost Esq rs for 
the Mind of the house Relating to the Trieniall act for an 
assem was Read and voted^Nemine Contradicente to be Sent 
up the answer is on file 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives the Comittee 
that Went to Cap 1 William Fellows for the Bonds Bro 1 them 
all into the assembly and the Said W m Fellows is Discharged 
of his former rec* James Jeffrey Cle r ass" 1 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Yoted, That the Same bonds be put into the hands of m r 
Ephraim Dennit for Safe Keeping and the S d Dennit acknow- 
ledges the Receipt of them James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

his Receipe for them is found four Leavs Backward 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday 21 a m 



[p. 107.] Thursday X r 21 1727 a m 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred for the Day 

X r the 21 : 1727 a Mess a pr Geo Jaffrey John Frost 1 
Sha Walton Esq rs that the vote for a Trienniall act was con- 
curr'd with and Bro 1 it Down with this Entry 

In Councill December y e 21 st 1727 
The above vote Read and the Sundry Messages Relating 
thereto haveing been Duly Considered : voted a Concurrence 
with the proceeding vote, and Geo Jaffrey Sha Walton & 
John Frost Esq 18 , on the part of the Board are appointed to 
prepare the Bill accordingly Passd Nemine Contrad. 

Richard Waldron Cle r Con 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Yoted, That Benj a Gambling & andrew Wiggans Esq rS 



1727.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 473 



& m r Ephraim Dennit be a Comittee of the house to Joyn 
with the above Comittee to Draw Said Bill — 

James Jeffrey Cl r ass m 
Sent pr m r Tibbets & Sandburn 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Yoted, That m r Bar* Thing & m r Samuell Tibbets be a 
Comittee to goe Down and view m r Tim Davis's whale Boat 
and See what Damage was Don her and make rep 1 to the 
house this afternoone James Jeffrey Cl r ass m 

and then the house adjourned for two hours P M 

Thursday X r 21 st p. m. 

the house met according to adjournment all psent as 
Entred 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

a vote passed for the Repealing the Riotuos act and Sent 
up 

Eod m Die M r Clerk Walclron Bro* Down the act w th amend- 
ment for Registring Births Deaths Marriages & Christining 
which was Read and ordered to ly for Consideration 

Then the House adjourned to Fry day 22 d A M 



[p. 108.] Fryday December y e 22 d a m 

the house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred for the Day 

Eod m Die, the amendment to the act for Births & Burials 
&c was Read the amendment was Nonconcurd — and the 
house adherd to their former voat to the first Bill 
James Mackeen Esq r the Representative for Londonderry 
Desires that in Consideration of the Infancy of theire Town 
tho they have the full Number of families to Make them Sub- 
ject to the penalty of the Laws of this Province Relating to 
Gramer Schools 

They Say the Charge of Gramer Schoole will maintain 
two other Schools for Reading and Writing which is much 
More beneficiall to them few or any of them being able to 
give theire children Gramer Learning : and humbly Desires 
this Gen 11 ass m will be pleased to make an order that they 
May be Exempted from the penalty they may be Subject to 
for not Keeping a Gramer Schoole Since they keep four 
other in their Town 



474 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1727. 



Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Ordered, That Considering the infancy of the Said Town 
of Londonderry : Provided they keep two Schools for writ- 
ing and Reading in S fl Town, That they be Exempted from 
the Penalties in the Laws of this Province Relating to 
Gramer Schooles for one yeare Next Ensuing to Comence 
from their annual Meeting in March Next and all Courts 
that have authority in that affair are to take Notice of this 
order and Conform according to it 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
the above vote Bro* and amended for two years & Sent up 
and Concurred in Both houses. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That Benjamin Gambling and m r Ep Dennit for 
Portsmouth Samucll Thing and m r Barth Thing for Exeter 
m r Speaker Weare & Cap 1 Wingate for hampton be a Comit- 
te of this house to joyne with a Comittee of the upper house 
to goe to the Severall Trustees That are in Each of the 
Towns they are apppointed for ; and Examine what Money 
is in the hands of Said Trustees for Exch a the old Cypher 
Bills and to Make Return to the assembly at their Next Sit- 
ting. 

Eod m Die. A Mess a Came Down with a vote for Repeal- 
ing y e Riotuos act that the house would Explaine what In- 
conveniences there was in it. 
[p. 100.] Eod m Die — In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That Benj a Gambling Esq r and m r Theo Atkinson 
goe up as Messengers to the Board to tell what the Incon- 
veniences are that attend that act & they went up accord. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours P. M. 

Fryday X r 22 d 1727 p. m. the house met according to 
adjournment all psent as Entered. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 
upon Reconsidering the vote of the Councill of the 21 st Inst 
for amendment of the act Relating to Marriages Births £c 
voted that there be a Comittee of both houses to Draw up a 
New Bill <fc But Nothing Don upon it. 

The house adjourned to Sathurday y c 23 d am. 



Sathurday December 2-°> d am the house met accord to ad- 
journment all psent as Entred The Bill for the Tricnniall 
assembly wasRead and past with the amendment. 

The vote Made at the Request of Justice Mackcene was 



1728.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 475 

Sent up and a vote for Examining the Trustees for the Ex- 
changing y e Cypher Bills and what is in their hands with a 
vote for the Plates in Coll Plaisteds hands to be put into m r 
Gamblings hands ; and m r Gambling and m r JDennet to De- 
mand them But afterwards it was Known y e Plates were in 
m r Theo Atkinsons Keeping. 

a Mess a pr m r Cler Waldron that the vote for the Comitte 
about the Money & Plates was Concur'd and that the Board 
voted the Same psons to Stand as a Comitte for them alsoe 

Eod m Die A Mess a from the Board pr J Frost J Odiorn 
& Cle r Waldron that the Trieniall Bill Lay for Consideration 
till Next Sitting and that his hon r adjourned the assembly 
to tuesday Com sennit 



[p. 110.] Tuesday Jan r 2 d 1727-8 The house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day 
M r Speaker Weare M r Bart Thing Escf 

Benjamin Gambling Esq r M r Theo Atkinson 

Cap* Geo Walker m r Richard Jennes 

m r Ep Dennit m 1 ' Eberiez r Stephens 

Cap* Samuell Tibbets andrew Wiggans Esq r 

Cap* Joshua Wingate Cap* John Knight 

m r John Sanburn James Mackeen Esq r 

Samuell Thing Esq r 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

The amendment for the Trieniall act for the assembly was 
Read and voted to pass 
Then the house adjourned to Wednesday y e 3 d am 



Wedness the 3 d Jan r 1727-8 am the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entred for y e Day the Trieniall 
act was Sent up 

Eod m Die A Mess a pr Geo Jaffrey & J. Odiorn Esq r y* y e 
vote was Concurd with, with the amendment of one Word 
more viz Enacted instead of Intended 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 
a Vote past for the Prohibiting the Sup r Court of Judica- 
ture to Grant appeals to the Gov r & Councill was sent up 
[p. 111.] A Message was Sent Down pr Geo Jaffrey Sha 
Walton & J Odiorn Esq r that the above vote was noncon- 



476 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1728 



curr'd £ then Read one paragraph in the Governors Instruc- 
tions viz that (y e Gov r ) Do not Erect any Court of Judica- 
ture Nor Dissolve nor alter any Court already Errected with 
out our Spcciall order. 

Eod m Die A Mess 8 pr Geo Jaffrey & Sha Walton Esq", 
with the Riotous act that it was his hon rS & the Boards 
opinion that the Clauses in Said act was not Gricvious as 
was Represented : and that Considering how the Massachu- 
sets people Intrude upon us : that this act Might Still Con- 
tinue in force untill Some other way be made as Tho* Most 
proper 

Then the house adjourned for two hours P. M. 

Wednesday Jan 3 d p. m. 

the house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred for the Day 

The house adjournd to Jan r 4 th 1727 am 



Thursday Jan r 4 th 1727 am the house met according to 
adjournment all psent as Entrecl for the Day 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Whereas there has Sundry Inconveniences arisen within 
this Province Concerning the Tryals of Titles of Land ; 
psons being at Exterordinary Charge : That When they have 
gon thro the Inferior & Superior Courts The has been ap- 
peals to Govern 1 " & Councill by Which Reason Exterordinary 
Expense and Difficulties Do and may arise for Remedy 
Whereof 

voted That in all Cases where Title of Land is in any 
ways Concernd actions Shall Oomcnce first at the Inferior 
Court of Comon please : and in Case any one appeals from 
y e Judgm* or Sentence of Said Court to the Sup r Court of 
Judicature that there shall be a finall Issue and end thereof: 
unless the Matter or Cause Exceed the True valine of three 
hundred pounds Sterling that then any party may appeal to 
his Maj tie hi Councill: and that [p. 112.] noc appeale be 
otherwise granted Where Title of Land is Concerned any 
Law usage or Customc to the Contrary thereof in any wise 
Notwithstanding: and that an act be Drawn up accordingly 

James Jeffrey Cl r ass m 

Sent up for Concurrence 



[1728. JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 477 

Eod ra Die M r Clem 1 Hughes Came in and Declared that 
Severall persons had license to Sell not paying Excise 

Eod m Die A Mess a pr George Jaffrey & J th Odiorn Esq rs 
in answer to the above vote that his hon r Cannot Comply w th 
it : his hon rs Instructions being against it : and then the vote 
was Sent Down Nonconcurrd 

Eod m Die a vote Came Down from the Board for a Sur- 
vey to be Taken of the Rivers and Winnipeshokee pond 
But Nothing Don on it 

Then the house adjournd to Fry day y e 5 th Jan r a. m. 



Fryday Jan r 5 th 1727 a. m. the house met according to ad- 
journment all psent as Entred for the Day 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

A Mess a from the Board pr Geo Jaffrey & Sha Walton 
Esq rs Relating to the Riotous act was Desired to be Con- 
sidered on 

It was put to the Question whether the house would Con- 
sent to Let y e act Remaine in force or not it past in y e Neg a 
and then whether the house adher'd to their former vote for 
the Repealing it & it past in the affirmative : and a Mess a 
was Sent up accord 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Yoted : That andrew Wiggins Esq 1- & m r Theo Atkinson 
be a Comittee of this house to Joyn with a Comittee of the 
upper house to examine the accompts Bro 1 in this Sessions 
and make Rep* to the assembly for approbation 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod™ Die A Mess a pr m r Waldron y* y e above vote was 
Concurd w th and that ar M'phedris & R Wibird Esq rs was 
appoin d at y e Board 

Then the house adjournd for two hours p. m. 

Fry Jan r 5 th 1727-8 p. m. the house met according to ad- 
journment the Comittee went on the affaire of the accompts 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday y e 6 a. m. 

Sathurday Jan r 6 th 1727-8 the house met according toadj mt 
and an act Bro 1 Down from the Board Relating to the assize 
of Shingles past on there and Read in the house and the 
Comittee for y e accompts Made their Reirf Return. 

Then the assembly By order of the Liv* Gov r was adjourn- 
ed to Munday Jan r y e 8 th 1727-8. 



478 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

[p. 118.] Munday Jan r the 8 th 1727-8. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as 

Entered. 

M r Speaker Weare Earth 1 Thing 

Benj a Gamblin Esq r m r Theo Atkinson 

Cap 1 Geo Walker m r Richard Jennes 

M r Ep Dennit Ehenezer Stevens 

Cap 1 Sam 11 Tibbets Andrew Wiggans Esq r 

Cap 1 Joshua Wingate Cap* John Knight 

m 1 ' John Sandburn James Mackeen Esq r 

Samuell Thing Esq r 

The house proceeded on the Shingle act : and Desired 

the Clerk after adjournment to Draw up Said act. 
Then the house adjourned to Tuesday Jan r 9 th am. 



Tuesday Jan r the 9 th 1727-8 am the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day. 

The Clerk Bro 1 in the act Relating to Shingles : which 
was Read three times and past to be Engrost & Sent up. 

Eod m Die. — A vote was Drawn up and past to have a 
jury at the Court of appeals before Gov r & Councill : and that 
Each of y e Councill take an Oath as Shall be prescribed : 
The vote on file was Sent up. 

Eod m Die. The above vote Bro* Down Non concurd 
and a mcss a That if some proper Oaths was Drawn up the 
Councill would Readyly take them. 

A Mess a from the Board that the Shingle act was passd on 
at the Board. 

Then the house adjournd to Wednesday y e 10 th 1727-8. 



Wednesday Jan r 10 th 1727-8 A. m. The house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day. 
[p. 114.] Jan r 10 th 1727-8. 

The vote for a Jury at the Court of appeals was Sent up 
againc with a Message to pray the Board to reconsider the 
vote. 

Eod m Die. The Same vote Sent Down with Entry on it 
to ly for Consideration to the Next Sessions. 

Eod m Die. The vote for Repealing the Riotuos act was 
Bro* Down Nonconcurrd. 



1728.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 479 

In the house of Representatives. 

Whereas the Court Home times Called a Court of appeals 
and Sometimes the Court of Chancery: assumes an arbi- 
trary power without foundation or precedent: and whose 
proceedings are Neither by Juries Nor any Known Rules & 
Laws which renders the Estates of his Maj ties good Subjects 
within this Province most precarious and their Circum- 
stances most Deplorable which has occasioned a Generall 
Cry for Reliefe under So heavey a Burthen & whereas his 
hon r the Liv* Governor has Signified to us upon application 
Made to the hon ble Board That his Instructions forbids the 
Disolving any Court already Erected & therefore that wee 
May Expect Noe remedy from him and whereas y e Province 
has been at a very Considerable & fruitless Expence for Set- 
ling the Province lines and for obtaining Stores of Warr, 
and the assembly frequently amused from time to time & 
yea-re to yeare with hopes of Success & that a little Money 
at one time and a little Money at another time would accom- 
plish the affaire yet Notwithstanding these plausible Intima- 
tions & the Raised Expectations of Some the Matter for 
ought any thing we Can See is as far from a happy and favor- 
able Issue as when the attempt was first Made & whereas an 
additionall Number of Councillors from the Severall parts of 
the Province is what People in Generall & this house as 
theire Representatives Earnestly Desier being assured it 
Cannot faile to promote the happiness of the Province and 
where as Many other things beneficiall for the Goverment 
may be proposed and Considered and Where as the worthy 
Gen 1 who was lately an agent for us his Comission is Ter- 
minated : Therefore voted That Some faithfull Gen* of Suit- 
able Capacity and ability from hence who has the Interest 
of the Province at heart and one on Whose Integrity and 
[p. 115.] uprightness wee May Depend be forthwith Comis- 
sionated and instructed to appeare at the Court of Great 
Brittaine & Memoriall to his Maj tie the Grievances before 
mentioned & to Implore his Grace and favor in ordering the 
Disolving the Said Court or if that may not be then a New 
Regulation of It as in his Princely wisdom Shall Seem Right 
in Causing the lines to be Settled & y e Stores Granted, the 
Number of Councillors increased as affore S d 

Jan r 10 th 1727-8 James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die. A Message from the Board pr Geo Jaffrey 



480 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

& J Frost that his hon r and the Board tho* the vote highly 
reflected on the Board in Saying that the Court of appeals 
acted without Law or president and that the Same was a 
Scandalous lible. 

In the house of Representatives, 
Eod m Die Whereas this house has been unjustly Reflect- 
ed upon and Taxed with Negligence in Not giving the Ne- 
cessary Dispatches to the Publick Buesiness 

Therefore that his Maj ties Subjects within this Province 
may be undeceived and such Reflection taken away Voted 
That the proceedings of this Sessions be forthwith printed 
at the Charge of the Government. 

Sent up James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die the above Returned nonconcur'd 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 
Voted, That James Jeffrey be paid out of the Publick 
Treasury the Sume of fifteen pounds as Clerk of the assem- 
bly from the 19 th of November 1726 : to the 19 th of 9 r 1727 
in full 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Then the house adjourned for two hours P M 
Wednesday Jan r 10 p M the house met according to ad- 
journment all present as Entered 

The Comittee of accompts Made their Returns which was 
voted accepted : and the Sundry allowances as Entered for 
the Day in the Begin'g of the Sessions Entrys 
[p. 116.] January the 10 th 1727-8 

A vote Came Down this Day from the Councill (as on 
file) for the house to Retract their vote Sent this Day to the 
Board Relating to the Court of appeals 

Then the house adjourned to thursday the 11 Inst am 



Thursday Jan* 11 th 1727-8 am the house met accordin^to 
adjournment all psent as Entered for the Day 

Eod m Die. a vote sent up in answer to the above vote as 
on file — then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

Thursday p M the house met according to adjournment all 
psent as Entered for the Day. 

The house adjourned to fryday y' 



Fryday Jan 1 ' the 12 th 1727-8 am the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entrcd for the Day. 



1728.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 481 

a vote to Repeal part of the Powder act Sent up : and a 
Mess a Sent Down pr m r Cl r Waldron with the Same vote 
Saying it was Read at the Board and Whereas the Kings 
Instructions Do Expresly forbid the Repeal of any acts 
which Grants any thing to the Kings use : and therefore 
Noncurrd. 

Richard Waldron Cl r Con. 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday y e 13 th am. 



Sathurday Jan 1 ' the 13 th 1727-8 the house met according to 
adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day. 

The assembly was adjourned by order of the Liv 1 Gov r to 
the 23 d Ins 1 . 



[p. 117.] Tuesday January 23 d 1727-8. 
The house met according to adjournment all present as 

Entered for the Day. 
M r Speaker Weare Sam 11 Thing Esq r 

Benj a Gambling Esq r M r Bart Thing 

Cap 1 Geo Walker M r Theo : Atkinson 

M r Ep Dennit M r Richard Jennes 

Cap* Paul Gerrish M r Eben Stephens 

Sam 11 Tibbets anclrew Wiggans Esq 5 " 

Cap* Joshua Wingate Cap 1 John Knight 

M r John Sanburn James Mackeen Esq r 

Paul Gerrish appeard and was Qualified for a Member & 

took his place 
Then the house adjourned to Wednesday Jan r the 24th 
1727-8 am. 



Wednesday Jan r the 24 th 1727 am the house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all psent as Entred for the day 

A Mess a from the Board that his hon r & the Board was 
Ready for a Conference about the Dispute of the Court of 
appeals 

The house went up and had a Conference and then Re- 
turn'd : and then adjournd for two hours p m 

Wednesday Jan r 24 th 1727-8 p m the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day 

The house adjourn' d to thursday the 25 th : am 
31 



482 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1728 . 



Thursday Jan r the 25 th 1727-8 am the met according to 
adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day 

[p. 118.] In Council Jan r the 25 th 1727-8 

Whereas the arrival of his Excellencie Governor Burnet 
is day ley Expected at Boston <fcc 

Voted, That a Comitte of both houses be appointed to 
attend on his hon 1 ' the Liv* Gov r to Boston to Congratulate 
his Excellencies arrival there in the Name of this Govern- 
ment &c and that the Said Comitte Make Suitable Provision 
for his Excellencies Reception when he Comes into this 
Province and that the Treasurer Defray the Charge thereof 

Richard Waldron Cl r Con 

Jn r the 26 th : in the house of Representatives Read & 
nonconcured Jas Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Then the house adjournd for two hours P M 

Thursday Jan r 25 th 1727-8 p m the house met all pscnt as 
Entred for the day 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That there be Signed off the Sume of Seven C 
pounds by the Comitte that is appointed for Signing the Bills 
of Credit Last printed : and put into the Treasury for the 
payment of what ..Debts are Now allowed or Due from the 
Province : and that his hon r the Liv* Governor be Desired 
to Issue his warrants for payment of the same to those psons 
where it is Due James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

27 th Die a mess a from the Board pr m r Cl r Waldron y* y e 
above vote was Concurrd 

Then the house adjournd to Fryday am 



Fryday Jan r 26 th 1727-8 am the house met according to 
adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day. 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That two of the members of this house be a Com- 
ittce to goe to Boston to Congratulate his [p. 119.] Excel- 
lencie Gov 1 ' Burnet as Soone as he Comes to Boston in the 
Name of this house and if the hon' )le board Se Cause to 
Send two from the Board that the Charges of the Said four 
psons be paid out of the Publick Treasury. 

Then the house adjourned p. m. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass" 1 



1728.] JOUKNAL OF THE HOUSE. 483 

Fryday Jan r 26 p. m. the house met according to adjourn- 
ment all psent as Entred for the Day. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants of Londonderry was Eead 
& Ordered thereon that the Petitioners Serve the opposite 
parties with a Copy thereof: and that Each party attend on 
the Second Day of the Sitting of the Gen 1 assembly in the 
Spring Sessions to be heared on the pmises. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die. A Mess a pr m r Cl r Waldron y* y e above vote 
was concurr'd. 

The New vote for Eepealing the Kiotous act (as on file) 
was Sent up. 

In the house of Representatives 

Voted : That Cap 1 George Walker & m r Ephraim Dennit 
be a Comittee of this house to Joyn with a Comittee of the 
upper house to Provide a house for the Entertainment of his 
Excellencie Gov r Burnet against his arrivall and that when 
he Shall give Notice (or it be Known) when he Intends to 
Come into this Province. That the Said Comittee Make 
Suitable Provision & Entertainment for his Reception here 
and that the Treasurer Supply Said Comittee with Money 
for the End above Saide. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Jan r 27 th a Mess a pr m r Cl r Waldron 
that the above vote was Concurrd and R Wibird & H Sher- 
burn Esq rs were appointed at the Board for that End. 

the vote for y e Comittee to Waite on the Govorn 1 ' as above 
Came Down Noncurrd and another Sent Down which was 
Noncurrd in the house and voted that the house adherd to 
their former vote : and voted that m r Speaker Weare and 
Benj a Gambling Esq r be a Comittee from this house to 
Waite upon his Excellencie Gov r Burnet at Boston & 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
the Bill for Repealing the Riotous act was Read three times 
and past to be Enacted & Sent up. 
[p. 120.] In the house of Representatives 

Voted— That Whereas there was 5384 lb Bills of Credit 
of this Province put into the hands of Sundry psons for y e 
Exchanging the old figured Bills of Credit on this Province 
and there being More than what is Sufficient to Exchange 
w 1 is out of S d old money voted That the psons in whose 
hands the Said Bills or any part thereof are be Directed to 



484 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1728. 



Bring the Same into the Gen 11 assembly on the third Day of 
the Spring Sessions in May with theire ace* of what they 
have Exchanged and that the Severall psons be served w th a 
Coppy of this vote. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

a Mess* from the Board pr m r Cl r "Waldron y* y c above 
vote was concurr'd and that the Riotous act had the first 
Read 11 & Should have a Second tomorrow. 

Then the house adjourn'd to Sathurday the 27 th 1T2T-8. 



Sathurday Jan r the 27 th 1727-8 am the house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all psent as Entred for the daj^. 

A Mess a Was Sent up that it is the mind of the house that 
m r agent Newman May proceed on y e former Instructions and 
with the Money he has got for the Setting the lines 
[See Journal of General Assembly, p. 281.] 
Then his hon r the Liv* Gov r prorogued the ass m to y* 
2 d Tuesday in May next. 

Dissolved by Proclamation . 



[p. 121] Aprill 9 th 1728. 

The Liv* Govornor By his writ Called a Generall ass" 1 
which met this Day accordingly the members Returned are 
for 

Portsmouth Cap* Joshua Pierce 

Cap 1 George Walker 

m r Eaphr Dcnnit 
Dover Paul Gerrish Esq r 

Cap 1 Sam 11 Tibbets 

Cap* Francis Mathes 
Hampton Nathaniel Wcare Esq r 

Cap* Joshua Wingate 

m r John Sandburn 
Exeter Sam 11 Thing Esq r 

m r Bart Thing- 
New Castle Theo atkinson 

m r Richard Jennes 
Kingston Ebenezer Stephens 
Stretham Andrew Wiggins Esq r 

Ncwington John Downing 
Londonderry Ja s Mackecn Esq r 



1728.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 485 

and being all met as Entered : Geo Jaffrey : J Odiorne & 
Henry Sherburne Esq rs were Sent Down with the Clerk 
of the Councill to adm r the Oaths : which the Members 
Took : and then they return 'd and a Mess a Came Down for 
the house to proceed to the Choice of a Speaker : then the 
house proceeded to the Choice of a Speaker and Nathaniel 
Weare Esq r was Chosen Speaker by a Majority of votes — 
which was Sent up in Writing. James Jeffry Cl r ass 111 

Eod m Die the Same Came Down underwrit 
I Disallow of the above Choice : and Direct the house to 
proceed to another Choice J Wentwoeth 

Eod m Die upon which Negativeing the Speaker the house 
Resolved on the following Mess a viz, That a Mess a go up 
from this house to his hon r in answer to his Negativeing the 
Speaker [p. 122.] Chosen by this house Setting forth that 
in as much as that Matter is Entirely New there Never have- 
ing any president of that Nature in this Province and as this 
house would not be tho* to Endeavor any Infringm 1 on the 
Eoyall Prerogative : So they would be Careful of y e Privelege 
of the house in that affaire : Therefore to pray his hon 1 ' 
would be pleased to Inform the house whether the Gov r Co- 
mission or Instruct 8 particularly mention the power of Nega- 
tiveing a Speaker of y e house : m r Theo Atkinson : Cap* 
Paul Gerrish m r John Sandburn & m r Ephraim Dennit went 
up with the above Mess a 

who returned for answer that the Govornors Comiss a was 
Shewn and a paragraph Read which the Gov r Supposed Im- 
plied Such authority therein 

Eod m Die a Nother Mess a Sent up Desireing that para- 
graph in the Gov r Comiss 11 Relating to the Negativeing a 
Speaker Might be Read in the house 

Eod m Die Geo Jaffrey Came Down and Read a Para- 
graph in the Comiss 11 viz. and Wee do by these presents for 
us our heirs and Successors &c That in framing and passing 
of all Such orders Laws Statutes & ordinances whatsoever 
to be passed in our Gen 1 ass m you the Said S S Shall have a 
Negative voice 

Then the Liv* Gov r adjourned the assembly to Wednesday 
the 10 th am 



486 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1723. 

Wednesday aprill 10 th am The house met according to ad- 
journment all psent as Entred for the Day & m r Speaker 
We a re 

A Written Mess a Sent up & Returned againe 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment and then ad- 
journed to thursday the 11 th am 

[p. 123.] Thursday aprill 11 1728 am 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred and m r Speaker Weare 

In the house of Representatives 

May it please your honW 

With the Greatest Defference to your hon rs Comiss 11 & utter abhor- 
ence of Every thing that looks like the Least Infringm 1 on the Power 
therein Granted Wee humbly take leave to Remonstrate : that wee 
have Maturely Considered your lion" Disallowance of our Choice of a 
Speaker : and those Clauses in the Governors Comission which have 
been offered to Support the Same : and that the Negative voice to be 
Enjoyed by y e Comander in Chief: by virtue thereof Cannot in our 
humble oppinion by any Rational Construction Extend your lion' 8 
power : to the Negativeing Such orders & Rules of this house as only 
Concern the Settlement & Regulating thereof as in this Case for that 
the Negativeing Power Relates Wholly to Laws Statutes and Ordin- 
ances to be passed by the Gov 1- Councill & assembly & no other : as 
Will most obviously appeare by Comparing one part of the Comission 
with the other : and besides wee have it from the famous Bishop Bur- 
net in the history of his own times that it was a Settled Point in the 
house of Comons in the Dayes of King Ch a the Second: that the house 
had an undoubted Right of Chuseing their Speaker : and that the pre- 
senting him to the King was only Matter of Course and not for appro- 
bation : which Settlem* we Cannot Learn has Ever been Questioned by 
any King or Queen of Great Britt n Since : Wherefore upon the whole 
wee do humbly Insist upon and adhere to our Choice & Earnestly pray 
that we may have y r hon 1 * favor in proceeding to the other business of 
the Sessions James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

the above Sent up and returned againe w th a Mess a that 
the Gov r Could not alter w 1 was Don 

the house adjourned for two hours p. M. 
[p. 124.] the house met according to adjournment and 
was adjourned by the Liv 1 Gov r to fryday y e 12 th am 



Fryday aprill 12 th 1728 am the house met according to 
adjournment all psent as Entred & m r Speaker Weare 
The house adjourned for two hours p. M. 



1728.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 487 

Fryday p. m. the house met according to adjournment 
A Mess a Came Down that the assembly was Prorogued to 
Sathurday aprill 13 m 1728 am 



Sathurday aprill the 13 th 1728 am 

The house met according to prorogation all psent as En- 
tered and m r Speaker Weare 

A Mess a pr the Clerk of the Councill 

That the assembly Was prorogued to Wednesday the Next 
a three a Clock. 



[p. 125.] Wednesday aprill 17 th 1728 the house met accord- 
ing to Prorogation all psent as Entred for the Day 
M r Speaker Weare Samuel Thing Esq r 

Cap* Joshua Pierce m r Bar 1 Thing 

Cap* Geo Walker m r Theo Atkinson 

m 1 ' Ep Dennit m r Richard Jennes 

Cap* Paul Gerrish m r Eben r Stephens 

Cap* Sam 11 Tibbets Andrew Wiggans Esq r 

Cap* Francis Mathes Cap* John Downing 

Cap* Joshua Win gate James Mackeen Esq r 

m r John Sandburn 
The Governor adjournd the assembly to thursday y e 
18 th am 

Thursday aprill 18 th : 1728 am the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day and adjournd 
for two hours p m 

Thursday aprill 18 th p M the house met according to ad- 
journm* all psent as Entred for the Day and then the follow- 
ing Resolve of the house was Drawn up 

Whereas this house on the Ninth Instant met according to 
the Liv 1 Gov 1 ' Writ (as Comander in Chief) for the Calling 
a New assembly, Did Then proceed to the Choice of theire 
Speaker, Which was Nathaniel Weare Esq r , Who upon pre- 
senting was Disallowed by his hon r the Liv* Gov 1 ' which this 
house Esteems an Infringm* of a Prevelidge they have always 
Injoyed — this house have [p. 126] Insisted and Still Do 
Insist upon it as their undoubted Right to Chuse theire 
Speaker & that the Confirmation thereof is only of Course : 
and after Severall adjournments and two Prorogations : 



488 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1728. 



having met this Day : they unanimously Resolve they being 
Must of them of the Late assembly : Whereof the Said 
Nathaniel Weare Esq 1 was Speaker : that they must Justify 
him in the Proceedings of the Last assembly: <fc that he 
acted up rightly : both as to his Most Gratious Maj tie , & for 
the good of his Country : and have Nothing to Tax him 
with or Lay to his Charge and think him Still a proper pson 
for theire Speaker 

But the Said Nathaniell Wears Esq r for Sundry Consider- 
ations him thereunto Moveing : Desiers this house : That he 
May be Released from the Burthen of the Chaire that is 
Incumbent on a Speaker : and That they will proceed to the 
Choice of a New Speaker, Resolved in the house that this 
house thanks the Said Nathaniel Weare Esq r for his good 
Service in the house and then proceeded to the Choice of a 
New Speaker : and accordingly andrew Wiggans Esq r was 
Chosen Speaker 

Which Choice was Sent up and approved of! and then a 
Mcss a Came Down pr m r Cl r Waldron that it was his hon tt 
pleasure that the house attend him at the Board the house 
went up accordingly and his hon r Made a Speech to them : 
of which m 1 ' Speaker prayd a Copy and then return'd 

and Proceeded to the Choice of a Clerk and James JefTry 
was Chosen Clerk of the house and Sworn as under 

you James JefTry are Chosen Clerk of this house you Do 
Sweare that you will Enter all votes and orders thereof and 
in all things Relating y e office you will act faithfully & Im- 
partially 

the Gov r Speech was Sent Down and read 

[See Journal of Assembly, p. 286.] 
[p. 127.] Aprill the 18 th 1728 

In the house of Representatives 
Voted, Tli at Nathaniel Weare Esq r & Cap* Joshua Pierce 
be a Oomittee of this house to Draw up an answer to the 
Gov 18 Speech & bring into the house for approbation 

James JefTry Cl r ass m 
Then the house adjourned to fryday 8 Clock am 

Fryday aprill the 19 th 1728 am the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entred for the day 

Then the Rules of the house was Read being ten in the 
old and voted to be the Rules of this house 



1728.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 489 



and Yoted That Every Bill to be passed in this house be 
Read three times : and that there be two adjournments of 
this house before any Bill pass : and that Every Member 
Keep his place in the house and Not to Speak out of it 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
Eod m Die. 

In the house of Representatves 

a Bill was Bro* in and Read for the Calling a New assem- 
bly Every three years 

and a Bill for the assize of Shingles was Read 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

a Bill for Repealing the act that Prohibited Trade w th the 
Indians 

Then the house adjourned for J an hour p m 

May the 19 th , 1728 p m the house met according to ad- 
journm 1 

The affore Said acts : for the triennial ass m the assize of 
Shingles and for Repealing the Prohibiting the Indian Trade 
& the Riotous act was Read the 2 d Time 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Yoted m r Weare : atkinson & Pierce & Wiggans be a 
Comittee to Draw up Some Scheam for altering : or addi- 
tionall Regulating the Court of appeals before the Governor 
& Councill & present it to the house for approbation 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Then the house adjourned for two hours p m 
[p. 128.] aprill the 19 th 1728 p m 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred the affore Said three act was Read three times Each 
and Sent up and a Mess a Came Down that they were all 
Concurr'd 

Then the house adjournd to Satlmrday y e 20 th am 



Sathurday aprill the 20 th am the house met according to 
adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Yoted, That Cap* Geo Walker & m r Ea Dennit be a Co- 
mittee of this house to Joyn with a Comittee of the upper 
house to Provide for the Entertainment of his Excellencie 
Gov r Burnet against his arrivall and that when he Shall give 
Notice (or it be known) when he Intends to Come into this 
Province y* the Said Comittee Make Suitable Provision & 



490 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

Entertainment for his Reception here : and that the Treas- 
urer Supply S (1 Comittee with money for that end 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

a vote past for the Raising 30000 pounds as the 15000 was 
in the ycare 1719 

Then his hon r adjournd the assembly to Wednesday Next 



Wednesday aprill 21 th 1728 the house met according to 
ad jour nm 1 psent 

m r Speaker Wiggans m r John Sanburn 

Cap 1 J. Pierce Sam 11 Thing Esq 

Cap 1 Geo Walker m r Bar 4 Thing 

m 1 ' E. Dennit m r Theo Atkinson 

Cap* P. Gerrish m r Rich d Jennes 

Sa Tibbets m r Eben Stephens 

Fra Matties Cap 1 J Downing 

Natt VVeare Esq r James Mackeen Esq r 

Cap 1 J Wingate 

[p. 129.] The house adjournd _to Proclaim the Liv 1 Govern- 
ors New Comisssions 

Wednesday p m — the house met according to adjournim 
and adjournd to Thursday the 25 th 1728 am 



Thursday the 25 th 1728 am the house met according to 
adjournm* all psent as Entred for the Day 
Eod m Die. a Mess a pr m r Geo Jaffrey with a letter from m r 
agent Newman and also the Liv* Gov r Comiss" 

Then the house adjournd for two hours p m 

Thursday p M the house met according to adjournment the 
answer to the Gov rs Speech was Voted & Sent up 
Then the house adjournd to fry day the 26 : am 



Fryday aprill 26 th 1728 am the house met according to 
adjournment all psent as entered 

a vote past for Suspension of that part of the Powder act 
Relating to Coasting Sloops Sent up <fc Concurr'd w th 

a vote Sent up for Revising the Laws 






1728.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 491 

a vote : for the payment of 16 lb to Benj a Rust in stead of 
that f was allowed him the 13 th 9 r 1727 
Then the house adjournd for 2 hours p : M 

Fryday P : M the house met according to adjournment 
a vote Sent Down from the Board for Revising the Laws 
Then the house adjournd to Sathurday y e 27 th : A M 



Sathurday aprill 27 th : 1728 am the house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted That this house Desiers his hon r the Liv 1 Gov- 
ornor to give his orders (according to the Vote of the assem- 
bly of apr 26 th ) to the receiver of the powder money : that 
he forbear to receive from any Sloops any powder money 
by Virtue of the act for payment thereof 

James Jaffry Cl r ass m 

the vote Emitting 3 M pounds Sent up : & In Councill 
Suspended to the next Sessions : and Concur'd in the house 
[p. 130.] Voted that there be Signed off the Suine of Six 
hundred pounds by the Comitte that is appointed for Signing 
the Bills of Credit Last printed & put into the Treasury for 
the payment of what Debts are now Due from the Province 
and what Els is and may be allowed by the Gen 11 ass™ Now : 
and his hon r be Desierd to Issue out his warrants accord- 
ingly James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

A Mess a y* y e above was Concurr'd 

Whereas his hon r the Liv 1 Gov r has had the whole Gov'm* 
Still Continued upon him as Comander in Chief 

Voted, That he be presented and paid out of y e publick 
Treasury the Sume of one hundred pounds for halfe yeare in 
1727 James Jeffry Cl r ass m . 

a vote Came Down from the Board for two or more mem- 
bers of Each house to go to Boston & noncur'd 
In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That m r Speaker Wiggans & m r Theo atkinson be 
a Comittee of this house to Joyn with as Many of the upper 
house to goe with his hon 1 ' the Liv 1 Gov r to Boston to Con- 
gratulate his Excellency Gov r Burnet in Behalf of this Gov- 
ern^ upon his arrivall there : and that the Expenses be paid 
out of the Publick Treasury Ja s Jeffry Cl r ass m 



492 PBOVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1726. 



a Mess* y* y e above was concur' d : and that his hon r Di- 
rected the house to attend him at the Board and then the 
three former Bills was Enacted 

and Then the Governor Prorogued the assembly to the 
14 th of May Next 



[p. 131.] Tuesday May 14 th 1728 

The house met according to Prorogation all psent as En- 
tred for the Day 

m r Speaker Wiggans m r John Sanburn 

Cap* J Pierce Sam 11 Thing Esq r 

Cap 4 Geo Walker m r Bart Thing 

m r Ep Dennit Theo : atkinson Esq r 

Cap 1 Paul Gerrish m r Richard Jennes 

Cap* Sam Tibbets m r Eben Stephens 

Cap 1 Francis Mathes Cap 1 John Downing 

Nathan 11 Weare Esq r James Mackeen Esq r 
Cap* J. Wingate 

The house adjourned for two hours P M 

Tuesday p M : the house met according to adjournment 

A Mess a from the Board pr m r Cl r Waldron that his hon r 
Required the house to attend him at the Board 

and the house went up and the Governor made a Speech 
of which the Speaker pray'd a Copy and then Returned 

Eod m Die. The Speech was Sent Down pr m r Sherburn 
& Read 

[See Journal of Assembly, p. 295.] 

Eod m Die. the list of the Towns for a New Proportion 
the house adjourned to Wednesday May 15 th 1728. 



Wednesday May the 15 th : 1728 am the house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day 

Eod m Die In the house 

Voted, That Cap 1 Joshua Wingate & Cap 1 Tibbets be a 
Comittee of this house to answer the Liv f Gov r Speech 

Ja s Jeffry C ass m 

Then the house adjournd for two hours p. m. 
[p. 182.] Wednesday May 15 th 1728 p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En 
tred 






]728,] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 493 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Given an order on m r Treasurer for payment of Seven 

Shillings for Carrying letters' to Coll Weare & maj r Gillman 

^£ — : 7 : — ) pr order of the house 

Then the house adjourn'd to Thursday the 16 th am 



Thursday May the 16 am the house met according to ad- 
journm* all psent as Entred for the day 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

according to the Desier of Geo Jaffrey Esq r the house 
orders Cap* George Walker & Cap* Wingate to goe to m r 
Jaffreys and tell over what money he has to be Burnt this 
Sessions & Bring the Same to the assembly 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Ordered That those Gen* That were the Signers of the 
five thousand three hundred Eighty foure pounds for Ex- 
changing the old Cyph d Bills Do Bring in their Receipts 
or accompts tomorrow of w* they Delivered Each of the 
Trustees for the exchanging the S d Bills that they may be 
accompted with James JefTry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die a Mess a from the Board that the above voat 
was concur' d 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

Eod m Die There was Bro* into the assembly of the old 
Cypher' d Bills and Burnt 

By Geo. Jaffrey Esq r the Sume of £155 : 3:6 

By Rich d Wibird Esq r Do £ 75 : 18 : 



£231: 1:6 



Bro* in pr Cap* Wingate & Walker 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 
Voted, That Samuell thing Esq Cap* Joshua Pierce & m r 
Theodore atkinson be a Comittee of this house to Joyn with 
a Comittee of the upper house to Examine the Treasurers 
accompts & any other accompts Now to be Bro* in & make 
return to the ass m , the above Concurd & ap d above R Wibird 
& J Erost Esq rs 

J Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Then the house adjourned to Fry day the 17 th am 



494 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[172S. 



[p. 133.] Fryday May 17 th 1728 a M The house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day 

Cap 1 Joshua Pierce Bro* in an ace 4 , as one of the Signers of the 

5384 lb for Exchanging the old Cypher'd Bills: of how Much was De- 
livered Each of the Trustees had viz 

Coll Mark Hunking £897: 6: 8 

Coll Weare £897: 6: 8 

Coll John Plaisted £897: 6: 8 

Richard Wibird £903:4:4 

GeoJaffrey £891:9: 

Maj r Gillman £897:6:8 



£5384: 00: 

The answer to the Liv 1 Gov rs Speech was Sent up Then 
the house adjourned for two hours P: M: 

[See Journal of Assembly, p. 296.] 



Fryday y e 17 th May p m the house met according to ad- 
journment : There was Bro 1 into the assembly of the old 
Cypher'd Bills and Burnt from 

Coll Hunking £31: 17:6 

Coll Weare £94: 16: 

Maj r Gillman £40:11: 6 

John Plaisted £23:08: 



This i 8 the Right) 190: 13: 
entry & Discharged f qi i « 
May 23d 1728 > d6i " i - K) 



£421: 14: 6 

a vote Sent up appointing a Comittee to receive the money 
of the Trustees But was Return'd 

Then the house adjourn'd to Sathurday y e 18 th May am 



Sathurday May 18 th 1728 am : The house met according 
to adjournment all psent as Entred for the day 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 
Voted, That m r Joshua Pierce & m r Ephraim Dcnnit be a 
Comittee of this house to Joyn with a Comittee of the upper 
house to Receive from the Severall Trustees for the Exch" 
the old Cypherd Bills the Severall Sums that rcmaine in 
their hands on the Second Thursday in July Next at the 
Court house in Portsmouth, and [p. 134.] the Said Trustees 
are hereby ordered to Bring in the. Same att the day ap- 



1728.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 495 

pointed in this Province money and in Case any of the said 
Trustees Neglect & refuse to Bring in Said Money according- 
ly That then the Sd Comittee are hereby authorized and 
Impowered by themselves or their Lawfull attorney, whome 
they are hereby alsoe Impowered to Authorize and Appoint: 
to Demand Levy Require & Recover by Due Course of Law 
the Severall Sums Due from Each of the Said Trustees for 
the use of the Province and when So recovered & received 
to 'Keep the Same Safely and bring it into the Gen 11 assem- 
bly at their Next Sitting after Such recovery or Receipt 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

the above vote Bro* Down with a Message that three 
Trustees of the Councill are Ready to accompt & pay 
presently 

Londonder Petition an order on it to appear next Sent up 
Then the Liv* Gov r adjourned to Wednesday next at 10 a 
Clock 



Wednesday May the 22 d 1728 : The house met according 
to adjourn* psent 

M r Speaker Wigans M r John Sandburn 

Cap* Jo Pierce Sam 11 Thing Esq r 

Geo Walker m r Bart Thing 

m r Ea Dennit Theo Atkinson 

Cap* Paul Gerrish Rich d Jennes 

Sam 1 Tibbets Eben Steph 

Francis Mathes Cap* John Downing 

Natt Weare Esq r James Mackeen Esq r 

Cap* Joshua Wingate 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday May 23 d 1728 am 



[p. 135.] Thursday May the 23 d 1728 am the house met 
according to adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day 
In the house of Representatives 
upon Complaint of M r Sherif Atkinson that the Prison of 
this Province want Sum Repairs, Especially in the Iron 
Barrs & Windows therefor Yoted That Cap* Joshua Win- 
gate and m r Eaphraim Dennit be a Comitte of this house to 
Joyne with a Comittee of the upper house to view the Same 
and any other Defects that may be found wanting to be 



406 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[172; 



repair'd & to make return thereof in order to its being re- 
paired Ja s Jeffry Cl r assm 

Eod m Die. A Mcss a from the Board that the above vote 
was Concurd and that Coll Walton <fc Col Hunking was ap- 
pointed at the Board to' Joyn with the above Com for that 
End a voat on file for Emitting 30001b Loan Money. There 
was alowed m rs Eliz a Cross £16 : 17 : 8 for Proclaiming the 
King. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p M 

Thursday May 23 d 1728 P M The house met according 
to adjournment all psent as in the Morning. 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

There was Bro* into the assembly this Sessions and Burnt 
of the old Cyphcrd Bills the Sume of £421 : 14 : 6 By the 
psons as Entred before. 

Eod m Die — Yoted that the Trustees be hereby Discharged 
of the Severall Sums Bro t in By them which vote was Sent 
up& Concurred. 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 
Voted — That Cap* Joshua Wingate m r Ea Dennit & m r Barth 
Thing be a Comittee of this house to Joyne with a Comittee 
of the upper house to go to m r Treasurer JafFry to morrow 
Morning and tell over the Tax Money in his hands and re- 
ceive y e Same & Bring it into the Gen 11 assembly to be Burnt 
& y e Receipt of the Said Comittee Shall be Said Treasurers 
Discharge for what they rec d joynd above R W Hen Sherburn 
& J Odiorn. 

James Jaffry Cl r ass m 

The house adjourned to Fryday May 24 am 



[p. 136.] Fryday May 24 th 1728 am. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred for the Day 

the house adjourned for 2 hours p m 

Fryady May 24 p m the house met according to adjourn* 

"Whereas the Sundry Towns in the Province that Bro 1 in 
their accompts of Land have vallucd their Some at one valine 
and Some at another Rate Verry un Equally Therefore Voted 
That for making a more Equall Proportion That the lands 



1728.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 497 



and meadows in each Town be vallued pr acre as here under 
viz 

Dover ^ 

Exeter | Rye ^ 

Hampton J> at 6a pr acre Newcastle >6s pr acre 
Stretham Portsmouth J 

Greenland J Londonderry & Kingston @ 5s pr acre 
Sent up and Concurred 

upon Motion of m r Akerman for Sum further Considera- 
tion for his attendance for the yeare 1727 Ending aprill 1728 
In the house of Representatives 
Toted — That there be allowed and paid out of the Publick 
Treasury the Sume of three pounds for his Exterordinary 
attendance for the yeare 1727 Ending as above 

James JefTry C1 T ass m 
The Londonderry Petition was Read and a vote on it 
that y e Peoples agreement according to the vote of Councill 
Sent Down to be allowed 
Then the house adjourned to Sathurday the 25 th 



Sathurday May 25 th 1728 am 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred for the Day 

Voted that all Negroe Indian and Mulatto Slaves be val- 
lued at 201b pr head. J Jeffrey Cl r ass m 
[p. 137.] The 24 th 1728 There was Bro* into the assembly 
lor the Tax for the yeare 1727 by the Comittee that went to 
tell over the Same and receive it from the Treasurer the Sume 
of Nine hundred Ninety pounds and Burnt in the assembly 
onely one hundred pounds thereof that was New Money was put 
againe in the Treasurys hands to Exchange for Broken Bills 
and then them to be burnt for which the Treasurer gave his 
leceipt to do May the 25 th : 1728 

Wee whose Names are hereunto Subscribed being appointed a Comit- 
tee to View the Defects of the Prison & to make Return thereof to the 
assembly: accordingly wee have viewed the Prison & Do Report That 
it is Necessary to have the Windows in the Chambers Secured with 
Iron Barrs as the Windows in the Lower Rooms are & likewise to have 
foure good Substantial padlocks purchased alsoe to have the other 
locks Mended & New Keys made if worth Mending which when taken 
off May be Seen & if not worth fitting up then to have New ones pur- 
chased and alsoe to have those places where attempts to Cutt Thro the 
wood have been made : mended & Secured with Iron Plates 

Mark Hunking Sha Walton 

Joshua Wingate Ea Denet 

32 



498 PPwOVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Voted that the above return be accepted & That the Sher- 
rif be forthwith Directed to get the above Mentioned pticu- 
lars don and That the Province pay for the Same 

J Jeffiy Cl r ass m . 

Sent up Eod m Die a Mess a from the Board that the above 
vote was Concurred 

Eod m Die In the house voted : That there be a Man of 
this Prov Sent to y e Court of Great Brittain or Some agent 
Impowered to Petition his Maj tle y* wee May be annexed to 
y e Government of y e Mass a & that y e Government of y e Mass a 
be advised hereof & Desired to Joyn with this Government 
k to give their agent at home Instructions to forward the 
Same 

J Jeffiy Cl r ass m 

Sent up 
[p. 138.] Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That the Treasurers Receipt that he gave for the 
hundred pounds for Exchanging Broken Bills and the re- 
ceipt the Comittee gave for the Tax money be put into m r 
Ephra Dennits hands for Safe Keeping 

J Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 

Voted, That m r Bar 1 Thing Cap* Paul Gerrish Cap* Joshua 
Pierce m r Theo Atkinson & Natt Weare Esq re be a Comitte 
of this house to Joyn with a Comittee of the upper house to 
cast up and perfect the Proportion of the Severall Towns 
according to the Late act and the votes of the house Now 
Made and Sent up concerning the Same 

J Jeffry Cl r ass m 

a Petition of Benj a Lampre Jun r Chri r Palmer <fc Stephen 
Batchelor was preferr'd By Cap* Wingate Signed all by one 
hand and no Petitioners appeared was Read & Dismist for 
that Reason 

a Mess a from the Board that R Wibird Jo Odiorn Sh a 
Walton Henry Sherburne & Geo Jaffreys Esq re was appointed 
a Comittee to Joyn with the above Comittee for Proportion- 
ing the Towns according to the above Votes 

Then the Govornor adjourned the assembly to Wednesday 
Next 



1728.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 499 

[p. 139.] Wednesday May the 29 th 1728 The house met 
according to adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day 
M r Speaker Wigans M r John Sanburn 

Cap* Joshua Pierce Sam Thing Esq r 

Geo Walker m r Bart Thing 

m r Ea Dennit Theo Atkinson Esq r 

Cap* Paul Gerrish M r Rich d Jennes 

Sam 1 Tibbets Eb Stephens 

Fr a Mathes Cap* John Downing 

Natha 1 Weare Esq r James Mackeen Esq 1 

Cap* Joshua Win gate 
The house adjourned for two hours P M 
Wednesday May 29 th : 1728 p m The house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all as Entred for the Day and ad- 
journed to Thursday the 30 am 



Thursday May the 30 : am the house met according to ad- 
journment all psent as Entred for the Day 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives, 
Whereas the act for the Select Men of Each Town Parish 
and District of this Province to bring in a list of the Poles 
and Inventory of the Estates belonging to their Respective 
Towns & Districts : and Now there having arisen Many Dis- 
putes concerning the vallue of the Poles and the prizes of 
Estates Should be Set at: & for the Better Clearing up 
of that Difference & That Justice May be Don 
[p. 140.] Voted, That all poles be vallued at twenty five 
pounds Each Pole all Tillage Meadow & Marsh land at Six 
Shillings pr acre throughout the Province Except Kingstown 
k Londonderry which Shall be vallued at five Shillings per 
acre : all oxen at three pounds Each ox or Cows two pounds 
pr Cow : horses at three pounds Each, Swine at ten Shillings 
Negro Indian & Mulatoe Slaves at twenty pounds Each : the 
women Slaves to be Excluded : houses at one pound five 
Shillings Each : and the Vallue of y e Trades of Portsmouth 
a thousand pounds Dover 200 lb, Exeter 200 lb hampton 
falls 40 lb New castle Stretham Newington 25 Each Hamp- 
ton 50 Kingstown 20 Deny 5 and that this Proportion Shall 
Stand but for three years and then a New Proportion to be 
Made & That there be a Comittee appointed to Draw up an 



500 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1728. 



act for a Rule for the Select Men to Make their Rates by and 


that Londonderry Land be accompted foure hundred acres : 


and that Ryes part be ten pounds & New Castle Island 


fifteen pounds to make New Castle 25 lb 




J Jeffry Cl r ass ra 


Trade Portsmouth 


£1000 


Dover 


£ 200 


Exeter 


£ 200 


Hampton 


£ 50 


Falls 


£ 50 


New Castle 


£ 25 


Stretham 


£ 25 


Newington 


£ 25 


Kingstown 


£ 20 


Londonderry 


£ 5 




£1600 



In Councill May 31-1728 Read and concurd w th the fol- 
lowing addition Namely y* y c Proportion of the Severall 
Towns be Established according to the above Scheam for the 
present yeare and No longer Rich d Waldron Cl r Con 

June 1 1728 In the house of Representatives voted the 
above Return be accepted and that an act [p. 141] be Drawn 
up accordingly 

Thursday May the 30 th 1728 p m : 
m T Benj a Gambling allowance as Sherif for the 

yeare 1727 £15: — : 

and for Return of Jurors for one yeare & halfe £ 9:12 



allowed £24:12 
allowed m r Richard Waldron as Clerk of the Councill for 
the yeare 1727 the Sumc of Seventy five pounds in full to be 
paid out of the Publick Treasury £75 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Then the house adjourned to Fryday the 31 am 

Fryday the 31 am The house met according to adjourn.™ 1 
all psent as Entred for the Pay 

allowed John Plaisted in full as a Comitte Man for Letting 
out the Carriages for the fort 20s £1 : 

allowed Bc\\f akcrman for his Service for the 

yeare 172*7 the Sume of Ten pounds £10 : — : 

more allowed for his Extcrordinary attendance £3 : — : 



1728.] 



JOUKNAL OF THE HOUSE. 501 



more 6s for going to Newcastle with the Comitte 13 — 6 

allowed John New Marsh for repa r y e fort Boat May 20 th 1728 

The vote for Proportioning the Towns Came Down from 
the Board Concur'd : and to Stand for one yeare & no longer : 
the Same Mess a that the above allowance was Concur'd 
above 

Then the house adjourn' d for two hours p m 
Fry day May the 31 : p m The house met according to ad- 
journment all psent as Entred for the Day 
Eod m Die : In the house of Representatives 

Whereas Benj a Lampree Christopher Palmer & Stephen 
Batchelor : Three men that there is Some Dispute about 
Between Hampton Town & the Town of Rye : where they 
Shall be Rated for Ending S d Dispute: Voted, That the 
Said three Men be Rated at Rye James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Cap 1 Wingate & John Sandburn Enters their Dissent ag 1 
the above vote Eod m Die In the house of Repre 

Yoted That the Town of Gosper pay this yeare 1728, the 
Sume of Sixteen pounds for their Province Tax for every 
thousand pounds Raised in the Province : and So in Pro- 
portion in a Great r or lessor Sume : Concurrd above 

J Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday June the first am 
1728 



[p. 142.] Sathurday June the first am 1728 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred for the Day and Voted that the Post Master at Boston 
be allowed and paid out of the Publick Treasury for forward- 
ing Publick Letters <£3 : — : — 
Eod ra Die 
Allowed Eleazer Russell for kis accompt to the 30 th of May 

1728 £6:15:6 



allowed Tim Davis as a farther Satisfaction for his whale 
Boat to Casco £1 



allowed John Frost Esq for Kepaireing the flagg & £6 : 



allowed John New Marsh for Mending the Fort Boat & 
Iron Work £5:14:3 

a vote Bro 1 in pr Cap* Henry Sherburns Supplying Holland 
Shirts to two Indians by the Gov r order which was Disal- 



502 PROVINCE OP NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1728. 



lowed in the house & Sent up and Bro* Down againe & the 
house adher'd to their former vote & Sent up againe 

a Mess a that the votes above for allowances was concurd 
The Bonds for the 1730 lb was put into m r Ea Dennits hands 
for Safe Keeping 

The act for Proportioning the Towns Read Three times 
& past to be Enacted 

J Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Sent up and Concur' d 
Eod m Die. In the house of Rep r sen 

Voted That the Treasurers accompts be accepted & 
allowed all Excepted the Expences in Proclaiming the Liv' 
Gov 1 * 3 Comiss 11 & Proclaiming the Peace with the Indians 

Concurd above J Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die. In the house Representatives 

Voted, That there be Signed off and put into the Treas- 
ury the Sume of three hundred pounds for the payment of 
the Sundry Debts & Charges of the Province that is & may 
be allowed by the Gen 11 ass m J. Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die In the house of Rep r 

Whereas his hon r the Liv* Gov r hath Still the Goverm t as 
Comander in Chief Still Continued upon him Voted That 
he be presented and paid out of the Excise the Sume of one 
hundred pounds and that he is Desierd to Issue out War- 
rants for the payment of the allowances New Made 

James Jeffry CI ass m 
[p. 143.] June the l 8t 1728 am 

a vote came from the Board for Raising 5 M pounds after 
the Scheam Laid this Sessions Read <fe non concurd & voted 
that there 15 M lb made & Emitted on the Same Scheam 
Eod m Die. In the house voted that the Representative for 
Londonderry be allowed & paid out of the Treasury two 
Daycs for Coming & two for Returning from the ass m 

A Mess a from the Board pr J Odiorn Esq r That his hon r 
Desierd the house Come up to the Board, and they accord- 
ingly went up and after passing the act for the New Propor- 
tioning the Town the Gov r Prorogued the assembly to the 2 d 
Tuesday in 9 r Next 



2 d Tuesday in November 1728 appeared 

M r Speaker Wiggans 
m r Rich d Jennes 



1728.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 



503 



LIST OF TAX PAYERS IN NEW CASTLE IN THE YEAR 1728. 
[Furnished by Rev. Lucius Alden of New Castle.~\ 

Salter John 
Scadgell Christopher 
Seigniore George 
Shannon Morris 
Sheafe Sampson 
Shaw John O 
Sherburne John 
Sherriff Abraham 
Simpson Joseph 
Showell Henry- 
Skinner John 
Spalding James 
Stevens Thomas 
Stilson James 
Sparling James 

Tarlton Richard 
Towell Richard 
Tredwell Charles 
Treferine Henry 
Treferine Henry 2 d 
Treferine James 
Treferine Foster 
Tuckerman John 

Underwood Thadeus 

Vennard John 

Walford Jeremiah 
Walton Shadrack 
Welch George 
White Joshua 
White Nathan 
White Nathan 2 d 
Williams Daniel 
Williams Lazarus 
Wilson John 
Wilson William 
Winter Thomas 

Yeaton Benjamin 
Yeaton John 
Yeaton Joseph 
Yeaton Richard 

Hugh Reed > 
Joseph Jackson j- ^^ " 
Dan Grenough ) 

Anno Domini 1728 



Abbott Samuel 
Amazeen Christopher 
Ashley John 
Atkinson Theodore 

Batson John 
Bell Benjamin 
Bell Meshech 
Bell Thomas 
Bowdrey Edward 
Branscome William 

Card John 
Card John 2 d 
Carder Samuel 
Chadwick James 
Chad wick James 2 d 
Clark Benjamin 
Clark John 
Clerk Samuel 
Clerk Widow 
Crasey Widow 
Cradwick John 
Crusey John 

Daine Henry 

Edgecome John 
Ellice Widow 
Elword Thomas 

Foss Zacheus 
Fowel Rickard 
Frederick Christopher 
Frost Carter 
Frost John 
Frost Samuel 
Frost William 

Granden Clement 
Grenough Daniel 

Harvey Peter 
Hickey Samuel 
Hubbard John 

Jackson Joseph 
Jackson Thomas 
Jolly Luke 
Jones Daniel 
Jones Jeremiah 
Jones Thomas 



Jones William 
Jordan Richard 

Kelly William 

Leach Elijah 
Langdon William 
Langmaid Henry 
Langmaid Joseph 
Langmaid Samuel 
Lear John 
Lear Tobias 
Lear Tobias 2 d 
Leigh Thomas 
Long Pierse 
Lovell Elijah 

Mace Andrew 
Mace Reuben 
Mace Reuben 2 d 
Maker William 
Mannery Thomas 
Marden Steven 
Marden William 
Marten John 
Marten Edward 
Marshal Henry 
Mattleberry Enoch 
Matthews Francis 
Matthews Peter 
Matthews Samuel 
Mitchel David 
Morphey John 

Neale Richard 

Odiorne John 
Odiorne John 2 d 
Odiorne Jotham 

Parker Benjamin 
Parker Thomas 
Perole William 
Perry Richard 
Philpot James 
Pryer John 

Randell Edward 
Randell James 
Reed Hugh 
Reed Phillip 



ADMINISTRATION 



OF 



GOVERNOR WILLIAM BURNET 

1729. 



Journal of the House from April 22 a , 1729, to 



August 1, 1730. 



NOTE BY THE EDITOR. 



The "-Journal of the House of Representatives," during the admin- 
istration of Gov. Burnet, and until the arrival of Gov. Jonathan 
Belcher, is found in a bound MS volume, labeled "Journal of the 
House, 1724-1713." The portion of said Journal here included, is con- 
tained between MS pages 143-174. The Governor's Speeches referred 
to will be found in the " Journal of the General Assembly," during 
the same period — in this printed volume. Pages in the margin cor- 
respond with the paging in the manuscript Journal. 



[p. 113.] Tuescla}' aprill 22 d 1729. The house met accord- 
ing to proclaim 1 

By his Excellency W m Burnet Esq 1 ' Q Dated the 1 th 9 r 
1728, a copy whereof is on file Psent 

(!) Governor William Burnet was the oldest son of the celebrated 
Rev. Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Sarum, Eng. He was born in 1688, 
and was named after William, the Prince of Orange, who stood his god- 
father. Previously to his coming to this country, he possessed a con- 
siderable fortune; but it had been wrecked in the South sea scheme or 
"bubble," which reduced many opulent families to indigence. In 1720 
he was appointed Governor of New-York and New-Jersey, which office 
he held till 1728. Receiving the appointment of Governor of Massa- 
chusetts and New-Hampshire, he reached Boston, July 13, 1728, and 
New-Hampshire, April — , 1729. His administration in both Provinces 
was attended with many difficulties, arising chiefly from his insisting 
on a fixed salary. Dr. Belknap says, " Mr. Burnet was a man of good 
understanding and polite literature; fond of books and of the conver- 
sation of literary men; but an enemy to ostentation and parade." He 
died suddenly, at Cambridge, Ms., Sept. 7, 172D. Ed. 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 505 

Mr Speaker Wiggans Capt Joshua Wingate 

Capt Joshua Pierce Mr John Sandburn 

George Walker Samuell Thing Esq 

Mr Ea Dennit Mr Bar* Thing 

Capt Paull Gerrish Theo Atkinson Esq 

Sam Tibbets Mr Richard Jennes 

Erancis Mathes Mr. Eben Stephens 

Natt Weare*Esqr Capt John Downing 

James Mackeen Esq 
A Quorum of the house being met : 

ordered that two of the members waite upon his Excel- 
lency the Govornor with a message to acquaint him that a 
Quorum of the house are now met and Ready to proceed to 
Buesness of the Sessions who returned they had Delivered 
the message 
[p. 144.] April the 22 d 1729. 

A mess a from his Excellency the Govornor by Mr Clerk 
Waldron, viz, Mr Speaker his Excellencie Directs the hon ble 
house to attend him in the Councill Chamber 

Mr Speaker and the house went up accordingly, and his 
Excellencie made a Speech to the Court, of which Mr Speaker 
obtained a Coppy, and then with the house Returned. 
Eod m Die. in the house of Representatives 
The Govornors speech was Read : and then the house ad- 
journed to Wednesday the 23 d Inst. am. 

[See Journal of General Assembly.] 



Wednesday Aprill 23 am. 1729. The house met accord- 
ing to adjournment psent as Entred for the day 
In the house 

Yoted, That Samuel Thing, Nathaniell Weare Esq. & M r 
Joshua Pierce be a comittee to answer the Govornors speech 

Eod m Die. A message from the Board By Geo: Jaffrey 
and Henry Sherburn Esqrs with the Govornors Instruction 
mentioned in his speech : a copy of which is Entred in the 
accompt Book 

Then the house adjourned for two hours P. M. 

Wednesday Aprill 23 d , 1723. p. ift. 

The house met according to adjournment. Psent as 
Entred— 



506 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 

Eod m Die. In the house &c. 

A vote past for Reviving the Excise. 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday the 24 th a. m. 



[1729. 



Thursday Aprill 24 th 1729, a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as en- 
tred for the Day 

Eod m Die. In the house &c. 

Yoted — That Nathaniel Weare, Theo. Atkinson Esqs & 
Mr Bar 1 Thing be a Comittee of this house to Joyn with a 
comittee of the upper house to Examine the Treasurers ac- 
compts and any other that may be Bro* in for allowances, 
and make their Report to the Gen 11 assembly for approba- 
tion James Jeffry C. ass. 

A mess a ) rt R Wibird, H Sherburn, & Jo Odiorne Esqrs 
were apointcd above. 

Then the house adjourned to Fryday y e 25 th a. m. 



[p. 145.] Fryday the 25 th 1729. a. m. The house met ac- 
cording to adjournment all psent as Entred for the day. 

Eod m Die. In the house &c. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the north East end of 
Dover was Read : Wherein they pray to be set off a p'ish 
for the Bennefit of the ministry by meets and Bounds as in 
the Petition 

Then the house adjourn d for 2 hours p. m. 

Fryday Aprill 25 th 1729. p. m. The house met according 
to adjournment all present as Entred 
Eod m Die. In the house &c 

A vote past for Prolonging the 15000 lb. 

And then his Exccllencie at the Request of the house ad- 
journed the assembly to Tuesday Aprill 29 th 1729. 



Tuesday Aprill 29, 1729. The house met according to 
adjournment. All psent as Entred. 

[p. 146.] Allowances m&de att Aprill Sessions 1729. 

N° 1. To John Kobinson for Fort W'» & Mary in full. £56 : 3 : 6 

his whole sunie 99 : 1 : 6 
N° 2. Thomas Packer for fire Candles & Wood £5:6 

& to be Deducted from the a&reem* for house Rent &c. £5:0:6 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 507 

N° 3. John Sherburn for work Don at Fort W m & Mary £27 : : 
N° 4. John Trundy for Dieting Robinson & son working 

at y e fort £2 : 8 : 

5. Joshua Wingate for entertain of y e Gov r 8f Gen 8 first 

Com £9:12:1 

6. Stephen Greenleafe for Tobacco for the Indians £ : 10 : 

7. Benj a Akarman for Dore Keeper for the yeare 1728 £10 : : 

8. Richard Perry for Iron Work for the fort in full £17 : 13 : 

9. John Curbeson for fetching the Timber for the Fort 
W m & Mary deducting his night work & 3 lb. p d by y e 
Treasurer, now in full £10: 4:6 

10. Walter Warren work Don for the Prison 1727 £2 : : 

11. Walter Warren D° for D° 1728 £6:13: 

12. Sam u White work don for the Prison • £3 : 18 • 2 

13. Thomas Hamet for the fort Boat, 1727 & 1728 £1:7: 

14. An accompt Clem* Hughes abatem* of Excise 1727 £6 : 1:4 



£133:18:1 
We whose names are under written being appointed a comittee of 
audit by the Gen 11 ass m for the Province affore said to audit the accounts 
of the Province to be Bro* in this sessions have rec d & exam d the within 
mentioned acc ts and Do Report as on the other side & submitt the same 
to the Gen 11 Ass m for their approbation may 9 th 1729. 

Rich d Wibird Henry Sherburn 
Natt Weare Theo Atkinson Esq 

Bar 1 Thing. 

May the 13 th 1729, a. m. In the house of Representatives 
the above return was Read and voted thereupon that it be 
accepted and that the severall sums as carryed off: and that 
his Excell. be Desierd to Issue out Warrants for ye paym 1 
accordingly James Jeffry cl r ass m 

May the 9 th allowed James Jeffry as clerk of the ass m from 19 th of 9 r 

1727 to the 19 th 9 r 1728 £15: : 

Eod m Die. D° Theo Atkinson as Sherrif for 1 year & £ 

ending may 8 th 1729 £18:15: 

D° to D° for Returning Jurors to the same time £9 : : 

Allowed Mr Waldron as cl r of the councill for y e yeare 

May 14 th 1728 to the 25* Aprill 1729 £75 : : 

[p. 147]. In the house &c. 

A Petition of Ebenezer Eastman & Richard Hazen Jun r 
of Haverill in behalfe of themselves & those of Haverill : 
That had grants in Haverill that might fall within the Prov- 
ince of New Hampshire &c Was Read. 

Then the house adjourned to Wednesday the 30 th a. m. 



Wednesday Aprill the 30 th 1729, a. m. the house met ac- 
cording to adjournment all present as entred for the day. 



508 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



A vote past for a comittee of Both houses to draw a vote 
about the lines. 

In the house &c. 

Voted — 

That Cap 1 Joshua Pierce be Recorder of Deeds for the 
Province of New Hampshire for one yeare from the date 
here of — & untill the next sitting of the assembly after the 
year is up : and that the said Recorder enter upon the sev- 
erall Deeds lie Records, and Copies that he gives out the 
Price y* he takes for doing the same. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
sent up. 

Eod m Die. A Mess a from the Board pr J Odiorn Esq r 
that the above vote was concur'd. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

Wednesday Ap r 30 th 1729, p. m. The house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all psent as entred. 

A Petition of George Walker Gen* was Read praying Re- 
lief ag 1 a mortgage of W m Vaughans : for the cutting off 
an Entailc : on sum Lands of S d Vaughans contained in S d 
Mortgage. 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday the 1* may am. 



Thursday May 1 st 1729 a. m. The house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all psent as Entred for the Day 

Eod m Die. 

In the house & c . 

Cap 1 Walker's Petition was Read againe and the Evidence 
taken, viz Richard Waldron of Portsmouth Jun r being of 
Lawfull age volluntaryly maketh oath That he was the pen- 
man as well as one of the Wittnesses of the Last Will & 
Testament of the hon ble George Vaughan Esq r Deceased 
and [p. 148] that the Testator told him, he the said Testa- 
tor gave to his son William all his Lands at the Bank & be- 
tween the creek & y c Bank in fee simple : with an exception 
for the other Son & maiden Daughters as in the said Will 
expressed : and further that scverall times to the best of the 
Deponants Remembrance he the Testator Distinguished Be- 
tween a fee simple and fee Tailc Estate while he was giving 
the minits of his will : and the Deponant further Testified 



1729.] 



JOURNAL OP THE HOUSE. 509 



That the said Testator told him the Reasons of giving his 
Bank Lands in fee simple (viz) to enable his son to pay 
Debts and Legacies by the sale of them : and lastly if the 
words of the will do create an Estate Taile of the Bank 
lands : It is entirely owing to the nnskilfullness of y e De- 
ponant in pening the will : and both he and the Testator un- 
derstood it otherwise at the time of Executing the will 

Richard Waldron Jun r May the 1 st 1729. 

Samuell Hart of Portsmouth of full age Testifieth & saith 
that he hath heard the hon ble Geo. Vaughan Esq Deceased 
say while in health that he intended his lands at the Bank 
should be sold into house Lots for the peopling the Town : 
but his Farm should never be sold. 

pr Sam 11 Hart May 1 st 1T29. 



May the 1 st 1729 M r Richard Waldron and M r Sam 11 Hart 
made oath to the truth of their above Declarations in the 
house of Representatives. 

James Jeffrey Cle r ass m 

Then the house Debated about settling the Govornors Sal- 
lary for three years, and it past in the affirmative. 
Eod m Die. In the house & c . 

An answer to the Govornors speech was Drawn up and 
Read 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
Thursday May the 1 st 1729 p. m. 

the house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred. 

In the house & c . 

The answer to the Govornors speech was Read againe & 
voted to be accepted 

[See Journal of General Assembly.] 
[p. 149.] A Revivall of Dover Petition was Read and sent 
up that they appeare the 8 th Inst on the 2 d Day of the next 
sitting of the assembly. 

Eod m Die. In the house & c . 

Capt George Walker's Petition was Read againe and the 
house ordered the clerk to notifie William Vaughan & Elliot 
Vaughan to appeare fry day ten aclock Which was Don and 
then the house adjourned to Eryday May the 2 d a. m. 



510 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



Fryday May 2 d 1729 a. m. The house met according to 
adjournment all present as entred for the day. 
Eod m Die. In the house & c . 

Voted— That Nathaniell Weare Esq r M r Ep Dennit and 
maj Paul Gerrish be a committee of this house to joyn with 
a committee of the upper house to take the Records & files 
thereto belonging from where they now are & Deliver them 
to Cap 1 Joshua Fierce as Recorder and take his receipt for 
the same : and that the said Joshua Pierce be qualified ac- 
cording to Law as soone as possible and that the receipt be 
entered In the Journal of Both houses. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

A mess ge from the Board that the above vote was concur- 
red & that R Wibird & J Odiorn was appointed above to 
joyn for the above said work. 

The Return of the comittee about the lines of the Province 
was made and Bro 1 in and Read & accepted & a copy on file. 
Eod m Die. In the house & c . 

Cap* George Walkers Petition was againe Read and voted 
Thereon. That upon Reading the Will of the Testator 
George Vaughan. and hearing the evidences of the pson 
that Drew the same & other evidences 

That the lands at the Bank the Testator intended a fee 
simple : 

And for preventing Dispute hereafter that there be an act 
Drawn up and past that the Lands mentioned in the mortgage 
mentioned in said Walkers Petition shall be held and account- 
ed a fee simple in the said W m Yaughan [p. 150] to all 
intents and purposes (excepting the forty five lotts that W m 
Yaughan has made over to his Brother Elliot Yaughan and 
fower sisters as on Record in the Province Records for the 
payment of two hundred pounds in land to each of them 
according to the Testators will. 

And that Capt Joshua Pierce and Theo atkinson Esq be a 
comittee of the house to joyn with a comittee of the upper 
house to Draw up the act accordingly. 

J Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

Fryday May 2 (1 1729 p. M. The house met according to 
adjournment all psent as entred for the day 
Eod m Die. 

In the house k c . 

John and Tamcsen Tibbcts Petition Read and Dismissed. 



1729.] JOUKNAL OP THE HOUSE. 511 

A mess a came Down pr m r Waldron cler con. That 
his Excellencie sent him with two pappers which he was 
ordered by him to Read and leave them : The one from his 
Excellencie the other was the act that Settled Gov r Dudleys 
Sallary. 

And likewise a mess a pr Geo Jaffrey and R Wibird Esq™ 
with the vote for the Gov r Sallary with amendment above 
and for our acting thereon. 
Eod m Die, 

In the house & c . 

Voted. That the Province Tax this yeare be Raised on 
the Inhabitants of this Province their Pols & Estates accord- 
ing to the Last years Proportion and that an act be Drawn 
up accordingly : and that Nathaniell Weare Esq & Theo 
Atkinson Esq be a committee of this house to joyn with a 
committe of the upper house to Draw up Said act. 

J Jeffrey Cl r ass m 

A Mess* That Geo Jaffrey & Tho 3 Westbrook was ap- 
pointed a comittee above. 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday May the third 
a. m. 



Sathurday May the 3 d 1729, a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred for the Day 

The rec d of the Recorder rec d viz, 

[p. 151.] Portsmouth in New Hampshire 

Received of the Comittee appointed to Eeceive the Province Records 
& Deliver them to me viz Shadrach Walton & Jotham Odiorn Esq rs of 
y e Councill, and nathaniell Weare Paul Gerrish & Eaphraim Dennit of 
the house of Representatives: The Books & files as followeth viz, six 
small Books numbered A, B, C, D, E, and sixteen Books N° 1 & so to 
16, and forty three files or Bundls of Paper 

I say rec d pr me. 

Joshua Pierce 
May the 3 d 1729. 

Vera Copia attest, James Jeffry C. ass m 
the orriginall sent up after entring. 

A vote of the house past : That the Cler send to Coll 
Weare and Maj Gillman to Bring in the money they have 
to Exchange the old Cypherd Bills, Which order I have 
sent. James Jeffry clr ass m 

And then his Excellency adjourned the assembly at the 
Request of the house to Tuesday May 6 th 1729, p. m. 



512 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



Tuesday May the 6 th 1729 p. m. 

the house met according to adjournment, all psent as En- 
tred for the day 

Mr Speaker Wiggans * Mr John Sanburn 

Cap J. Pierce Samuel Thing Esq 

Geo Walker Mr Bar* Thing 

Mr Ep. Dennit Theo Atkinson 

Capt Paul Gerrish Mr Richard Jennes 

Sam 11 Tibbets Mr Ebenezer Stephens 

Francis Mathes Cap 1 John Downing 

Natt Weare Esq. James Mackeen Esq. 
Cap* Joshua Wingate 

Then the house adjournd to Wednesday the 7 th Inst. A. M 



[p. 152.] Wednesday May 7 th a. m. The house met ac- 
cording to adjournment all present as Entred 
In the house &c. 

Voted, That Cap* Joshua Pierce & m r Eaphraim Dennit 
be a comittee of this house to Joyn with a comittee of the 
upper house to account with & receive from the six Trustees 
for Exchanging the 5384 lb old cypherd Bills that yet Re- 
mains in their severall hands, changed or unexchanged : and 
that they make Return to the assembly of their Doings. 

Ja. Jeffry C. ass m 
sent up. 

A Mess a from the Board that the above vote was concur'd 
& that Henry Sherburn & Jo Odiorn Esq 1 " 8 was appointed at 
the Board to Joyn with the above comittee. 

Then the house adjourn'd to Thursday the 8 th a. m. 



Thursday May 8 th 1729, a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred 

A mess a pr Geo JafTrey & Tho s Westbrook Esq 1 " 8 from his 
Excellcncie y* he intended for his other Goverm* Next week. 
Then the house adjournd for two hours P. M. 

Thursday May the 8 th P. M. the house met according to 
adjournment psent as Entred. 

The amendment of the Councill on the vote for y c Govern- 
ors Sallary was Read and nonconcurr'd. 

Then the house adjournd to Fryday the 9 th Inst. a. m. 



1729.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 513 



Fryday May the 9 th 1729, a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred. 

In the house & c 

•Voted that James Jeffry be paid out of Publick money 
the sume of fifteen pounds for his service as clerk of the 
assembly from the 19 th of November 1727 to the 19 th of 9 r 
1728 and that his Excellency be Desired to Issu out a war- 
rant accordingly. 

James Jeffry C. ass m 
sent up. 

May y e 10 th y e above vote concurd above. 

Eod m Die. In the house voted, 

That there be paid out of the Publick Treasury the 

sume of £18 : 15 as sherif for one yeare and Quarter ending 
the first of may 1729 & 9 lb for the Return of Jurors for 
the same yeare & y* his Exce 11 be desired to Issue a Warrant 
accordingly J Jeffry C. ass m . 

Sent up & concurrd May 10 th . and y n y e house 2 hours p. m. 

[p. 153] Fryday May 9 th 1729, p. m. the house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all present as entred 

In the house of Representatives. 
Yoted— 

That there be annually paid out of the Publick Treasury 
to his Excellency Govornor Burnet for his annuall support 
for and during the Tearm of three years, or during his Ex- 
cellencies continuing Govornor, 

The sume of two hundred pounds sterling or six hundred 
pounds in Bills of credit. Which said sume is to be in full 
of all Demands from this Goverment for his Excellencies 
sallary & all Expences in coming to Tarrying in or going 
from this Prov. as alsoe for any allowance to be made the 
Liv 1 Govornor, and that the Excise on Liquors be from Time 
to Time appropriated to that use and that an act be Drawn 
up accordingly. James Jeffrey Cl r ass m 

The above vote sent up, and the Messengers to pray the 
with drawing the vote of this house of May the second, and 
that this may be accepted. 

Dissents ag 1 this vote : Natt Weare Esq, M r Bar 1 Thing, 
Cap 1 Joshua Wingate, Francis Mathes, M r John Sanburn & 
M r Ep Dennit. 
33 



514 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



Eod ra Die. 

A Mcss a from the Board by M r CI. Waldron that y e above 
vote was concurr'd with at the Board and that they returned 
the vote of the house of May the 2 d according to the Prayer 
of the messengers. 
Eod m Die. 

A mess a pr M r Cle r "Waldron That Geo Jaffrey & Thomas 
Westbrook Esq. was appointed by the Board to Joyn the 
comittee for Drawing up the act for settling the Govornors 
sallary. 
Eod m Die. In the house <fcc 

Voted — That Nathaniel Weare Esq and Theodore Atkin- 
son Esq. be a committee of this house to Joyn with y e co- 
mittee appointed by the upper house to Draw the act Relat- 
ing to the Govorn™ sallary. 

J. Jeffry cle r ass m 

Then the house adjourned to Sathurday May 10 th 



Sathurday May the 10 th 1730, a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all present as 
Entred. 

An order of the house was sent to Coll John Plaisted to 
Bring what money is in his hands as Trustee for exchanging 
the old Cypherd Bills 
Eod m Die. In the house &c. 

[p. 154] Voted — That his Excellencie Govornor Burnet is 
hereby Desired to give his orders to the Receiver of the 
Powder Money according to the last act. That he for bcarc 
to receive any such powder money from any sloops that 
coasts Between this and the Massachusetts, Rhode Island 
and Connecticut for this psent ycare 1729 

James Jeffry Cl r Ass m 
In Councill May the 9 th 1729. 

The within vote was Read and Concurred with the follow- 
ing amending viz 

That one third part be paid at or before the 25 th July next, 
another third part at or before the 25 th aprill 1730, and the 
remaining third at or before the 25 th aprill 1731, and that 
those psons who shall neglect makeing the first of said pay- 
ments shall have no benefit of this act, But extent shall go 
out against the Land mortgaged, any thing contained in the 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 515 

act notwithstanding and that Sha : Walton & John Frost 
Esq be a comittee from the Board to Draw up an act accord- 
ingly R. Waldron cl r con 
Eod m Die. In the house &c 

The above amendment was Eead & concurr'd 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
and Sam 11 Thing and M r Ep Dennit be a comittee of this 
house to Joyn with the comittee above to Draw up y e act, 

Eod m Die. 

In the house ordered, That Mr Joshua Pierce take care of 
the money that the comittee rec d from the Trustees. 

Then his Excellencie adjourned the assembly to Munday 
the 12 th Instant at 10 oclock a. m. 



[p. 155.] Munday May the 12 th 1729, p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all present as 
Entred. 

In the house & c 

Voted, That each of the Trustees that had the 5384 lb to 
Change the old Cypherd Bills be allowed two & a halfe pr 
ct for Exchangin for what they have changed. 

The 14 th the above came Down nonconcur'd and Eead 
againe and sent up that the house insist upon their vote. 

James Jeffry J. C. ass m 

Then the house adjournd to Tuesday the 13 th Inst a. m. 



Tuesday May 13 th 1729. The house met according to ad- 
journment all psent as entred. 

A Mess a came from the Board pr R. Wibird & H. Sher- 
burn Esqrs, That the Warrant for John Robinson must be 
for £99 : 1 : 6, and the Ballance But as entred in the allow- 
ances. 

Then the house adjourned for two howers p. m. 

Tuesday May 13 th 1729, p. M. the house met according 
to adjournment all present as Entred. 
In the house & c 

Voted that Ephraim Dennit be and he is hereby Impow- 
ered to Demand and Receive from the severall psons that 
have of the 1730 lb the Interest Due on the several Bonds 



516 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



and that Mr. George Jaffrey [p. 156] Give hid bond for that 
money Due from Capt Gerrishes Estate in the form that 
the other Bonds are given and that on receipt of the Interest 
Due on said Bonds at 2} halfe pr ct he enter the payment 
on the Bonds Respectively as rec d and pay the same into the 
Treasury from time to Time as he receives it. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Eod m Die. In the house & c 

Dover Petition was Read and the Parties heard of their 
Councill and an order made for a comitte to go on the spot 
and view the severall Districts and setle a Dividing line ac- 
cording to the best of their judgments and that the Peti- 
tioners in the mean time be free from being Rated to the 
minister at the old Town & c and the maj r part agreeing shall 
be accounted sufficient to make Return at the next sessions 
for confirmation 

In the house & c 

The Bill for his Excellencies Sallary & the Excise was 
Read three times and past to be Enacted 

sent up. 

Then the act for Proportioning the Towns was Read. 

Then the house adjourned to Wednesday the 14 th Inst. 



Wednesday May 14 th 1729, a. m. the house met according 
to adjournment all present as Entred 

The act for Proportioning the Towns was Read a 3 d time. 
In the house & c 

Voted, That the 1076 lb 16s Tax for the yeare 1728, now 
in the Treasury be Repeated for the payment of the Debts of 
the Province that is and may be allowed by the Generall 
ass m and for a fund for the payment thereof 

That an act be drawn up for the payment of It in the 
yeare 1741 

By Province Tax on the Poles and Estates 

Sent up. J. Jeffry Cl r Ass ra 

Eod m Die. a Bill for prolonging the 15000 lb (which 
expired the day of Aprill Last past as pr the former vote. 

Eod m Die. 

a Petition of John Knight was Read, praying to be freed 
from y e payment of Excise, & Voted to be Dismist, & Sent 
up. 
[p. 157.] In the house &c. 

The Bill for Postponing the 15000 lb was Read three times 
and past to be Engrost. Sent up 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 517 

Mem the Liv* Gov 1 payed to the 14 th May 1728, charged 
in the Treasurers account not including the 14 day. 

There was Bro* in by M r Treasurer Jaffrey Sixty Six 
pounds fifteen Shillings and one peny of the hundred pounds 
that he gave a receipt for May 25 1728 & Burnt 
In the house &c. 

Yoted, That the said George Jaffrey be Discharged of the 
above Said Sunie. 

James JefTry Cl r Ass m 

A Mess a from the Board pr M r Geo. Jaffrey that the Bill 
for Postponing the 1000 pounds was concurred and at the 
Same time Bro* Down the Governors Instruction ag 1 Strike- 
ing of money. 

Eod m Die. There was Bro* into the Ass m by Those Trus- 
tees for Exchanging the old Cyphered Bills and Burnt 

from Coll Hunking 
Geo Jaffrey Esq r 
R. Wibird Esq r 
Maj. John Gillman 
John Plaisted Esq r 
Coll Peter Weare 



Eod ra Die. There was alsoe Bro 1 in 
Changing the old Cyphered Bills : 

from the Ex rs of Coll Hunkim 
RW, 23: 3:1 D° Richard Wibird Esq 

Wear 324: 5: D° Maj r J. Gillman 

D° Peter Weare Esq r8 





£ 16:13 
£ 36:17 
£169: 10 
£ 45 : 16 
£ 28: 15 
- £ 32 : 14 


• 8 or 5 
9 
6 
3 




£330 : 07 : 2 


of 


the money for 


lkii 


lg £64( 

£ 21 

■ — £568 
£346 


! : 15 : 
5:1: 
: 13:3 

:19: 



£1595:08:3 
Remains in Mr George JafFrys hands £ 4 : 1 : 



£1599 : 9 : 3 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
[p. 158.] May 14 th 1729, p. m. 

The house met according to adjournment psent as En- 
tred. 

A Bill for BeEmitting 1076 : 16 : was Bead and past to 
Engrosd & Enacted 

The vote for 2J pr ct for the Trustees sent up againe 
Eod m Die. - In the house & c 

Yoted, That Mr Richard Waldron be allowed & paid out 
of the publick Treasury the sume of seventy five pounds in 



518 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



full for his years allowance as clerk of the councill to the 
25 th Apr 1729. 

James Jeffry C. ass m 

Eod m Die. In the house &c 

Voted, That Mr Thomas Packer be allowed and paid out 
of the Fublick Treasury the sume of forty shillings for the 
use of his house & utensils &c when his Excellency came 
first into the Province 

J. Jeffry cl r ass m 

Returned being to litle. 

In the house & c 

Rye Petition was Read and voted thereon That the Town 
of Hampton be served with a coppy thereof, and to appear 
next sitting of the assembly (if they see cause) 

J. Jeffry cl r . ass m 

The Petition of Richard Ward was Read and the vote of 
y c Councill thereupon, 

That there be added one shilling & six pence pr week to 
the three shillings and six pence already allowed for the sup- 
port ot Poore Prisoners out of their Estate. 

To which the house concurr'd and voted that an act be 
drawn up accordingly. 

J. Jeffry cl r ass m 
In the house & c 

Voted, That Capt Joshua Pierce & Theo Atkinson be of 
Com tte from this house to Joyn with those that shall be ap- 
pointed by the hon ble the Councill, to see how much there is 
of the 10761b: 16: Now in the Treasury to be Re-emitted 
that is fitt to pass- and to tell over what is not, That the 
same may be Burnt, as alsoe to get as many Blank Bills Im- 
press'd and signed off as shall be Burnt of the said sume : 
and further that there be taken out of the money that was for 
Exchanging as much money as shall be Burnt or will not 
pass of the affore sd £1076 : 16 : & y* y e com tte affore said be 
hereby Directed to Reimburse the comittee for Exchange 
[p. 159] with the same sum that shall be so taken as soon as 
they get the same Impress'd and sign'd off. 

James Jeffry cl r . ass™ 

There was appointed from the Board as a comittee to 
joyne with those above 

R Wibird & J Frost Esq rs 

Province of New Hampshire an account of what money Delivered to 
uss of the comittee appointed by the Gen 11 assembly for Receiving the 



1729.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 519 



same from the severall Trustees that rec'd amongst them the £5300 & 

odd for Exchanging the Cypherd Bills of y e first Impression on the 
Province viz of w* D d Coll Hunking Esqr £16: 13 cypherd Bills £17: 3 

of D° in new Bills £646:15 

of Geo Jaffrey Esq r £ 36: 7:8 cypherd D° 

of D° in new Bills £ 

of Rich d Wibird Esq £169 : 10 : 9 cypherd D° 

of D° in new Bills £ 23: 3: 1 cypherd D° 

of Maj John Gillman £ 45: 16: 6 cypherd D° 

of D° in old new & Broken Bills £568: 13: 3 

of Coll Plaisted £ 28 : 15: 3 cypherd D° 

of Coll Weare £ 76 : Mass a money 

& Cypherd money £ 32: 14: Burnt 

of D° Rhode Island money £ 30 

of D° old New Hampshire £122: 5: money 

of D° £ 96: N Hamp money 



£1892: 13: 6 
Deducting money now Burnt £ 330: f\ 2 



1562: 6:4 
Portsmouth May 14 1729 Jotham Odiorne "J 

Henry Sherburn I r ... 
Copia J Jeffry Cl r Ass m Ephr m Dennit f ^ omittee 

Josh Pierce J 

The house adjourned to Thursday May 15 a. m. 



[p. 160.] Thursday May 15 th 1729 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment psent as entred. 
James Mackeen Esq Desires the favor of this house that he 
may be Dismissed, which the house took under considera- 
tion and accordingly granted his Request, and voted that 
the s d James Mackeen be Dismissed from serving as an as- 
sembly man and that Mr Speaker issue out a warrant to the 
Selectmen of Londonderry to chuse a Representative in the 
roome of the s d James Mackeen to Represent them in the 
assembly at the next sessions 

J. Jeffry Cl r ass m 
In the house & c 

Voted — That Benjamin Rust be allowed and paid out of 
y e publick Treasury for the use of the court house to the 
10 th ap r Last past being one year and halfe twenty foure 
pounds Deducting five pounds & six pence that is already 
allow'd Thomas Packer for wood and candles out of the 
above sum. 

J Jeffry Cl r ass m 



520 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



In the house 

Voted — That Theo Atkinson and Mr Joshua Pierce be a 
com tto of this house to joyn with a comittee of the upper 
house to let out the excise of this Province for any Tearm 
not exceeding three years, to the highest bidder and that 
they take sufficient security payable every yeare to the 
Treasurer. 

J Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die. A Mess a from the Board That the above vote 
was concurr'd & That R Wibird & H Sherburn Esqrs were 
appointed above to joyn. 

Eod m Die. In the house & c 

Allowed M r Tho 3 Packer 20s for fireing more than the 
former allowance. 

They sent down nonconcurr'd 

In the house & c 

Voted — That Henry Sherburn in the Plaines be allowed 
& p d out of the Publick Treasury the sume of three pounds 
for expenses of the Troops treated there on Proclaiming 
King George the 2 d 

Concurd Ja s Jeffry Cl r ass m 

[p. 161.] In the house & c 

Voted — That the five hundred pounds due from the sun- 
dry of the Inhabitants of the Town of Kingston and payable 
to y e grand comittee for s d money at 3 pr ct be paid into the 
s d comittee as the other part of said sume of £ 15000 is viz 
That each person hath of that money pay £10 p ct for y e 
same and at Times prescribed for the Remainder part of 
the said £15000 

J Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Ballance Due to Mr Geo Jaffrey May 15 th 1729 on his 
gen 11 accompt £239: 13: 9. 
Eud m Die In the house & c 

Voted — That his Excellency be Desired to Direct the 
Kings attorny to put the Bonds given for payment of the 
Excise in suite in case the Ballance Due thereon be not paid 
in a months time from the Riseing of the present ass 111 

J Jeffry Cl r ass ra 

Whereas the affairs of the Boundary Lines Between this 
and the Province of the Massachusetts and the stores for 
Fort W m & Mary that have been so long solicited for are yet 
Depending before the King in Councill and the Issuing 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 521 

thereof has in a Great Measure been occasioned for want of 
the agents being enabled to present the same and his com- 
iss ns being new Determined 

Yoted — That his Excellency be Desired to comiss n nate Mr 
Henry Newman our former agent to be agent for this Prov- 
ince and that the sume of one hundred pounds sterling be 
sent to said Newman to enable him to prosecute the above 
affairs and any other matter that relates to this Province. 

May 13 th R Waldron Cl r Con. 

In the house & c 
The above vote Read and concurr'd with this amendment 
& that [p. 162] Instead of 1001b sterling to be sent the said 
agent, That the money Due to the Province in the hands of 
Mr John Penh allow together with the Interest Due on the 
severall Bonds given for the 17301b be appropriated for the 
use above said 

James JefTry Cl r ass m 

Returned & addition made In the house 

Voted — That 2001b this currency or the vallue thereof 
ster g be sent our agent and that the Debt & Interest above 
said be appropriated to that use — and that the Treasurer be 
Directed & Impowered & sue for the same 

May 15 th 1729. J Jeffry Cl r ass ra 

In the house & c . 

Yoted — That the 5001b Due from the Sundrie Inhabitants 
of the Town of Kingston which was let out at 3 pr ct pr 
annum be rec d by the grand comittee in three payments as pr 
the late act is Provided for those that are Indebted for the 
150001b : and that Instead of the three pr ct pr annum each 
pson pay 10 pr ct on the whole sume each pson rec'd of the 
said Money & that the money so rec'd be put into the Treas- 
ury from time to time as it shall be rec'd. 

Jas Jeffry Cl r ass m 

In the house & c . 
Voted — That the money rec'd from the former Trustees 
w th w* remains in the hands of the said Trustees be put into 
the hands of Theo Atkinson Esq and M r Bar 1 Thing for Ex- 
changing the old Cypherd Bills to be allowed 2-J pr ct for 
what shall be by them Exchanged till further order. 

J Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Returned nonconcurr'd and the following amendm 1 viz that in 



522 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



the Roomc of Theo Atkinson Esq & M r Bar* Thing be Incert- 
ed the Treasurer lor the Time Being. R W Cl r Con. 

In the house of Representatives, The above amendment 
read and voted 

That the house adhere to their former vote 

J Jeffrey Cl r ass m 
[p. 163.] May 15 th 1729. 

A Memoriall of Mr John Penhallow was Read wherein he 
Desires satisfaction for an Indian captive that he had 

And voted Thereon That the memoriall be Dismissed and 
That Theo Atkinson be a comittee of this house tojoyn with 
one of the upper house to give Reasons why the Province of 
New Hampshire ought not to make satisfaction. 

James JefTry Cl r Ass m 
In the house &c. 
Voted — That Nathaniell Weare Esq and Cap 1 Joshua 
Pierce and Theo Atkinson be of a comittee from this house 
to joyn with a comittee of the upper house to meet the com- 
ittee that may be appointed by the Province of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay to run the West line from three miles to the 
northward of the mouth of Merrymack River : and to run 
as far west for the present as the Town of Donstable the 
west side the River that runs Down into Merrymack 

James JefTry Cl r ass m 
Sent up & concurr'd and Sha Walton Geo Jaffrey and 
John Frost Esqrs were appointed a comittee from the 
Board for that end. 

In the house & c . 
Voted — That his hon r the liv* Govornor be paid out of the 
excise That is now Due the sume of one hundred pounds 
as comand r in chief from May 1728 to the time of the new 
sctlemcnt in November last past. 

J Jeffry Cl r ass m 
In the house & c . 
Voted — That the Treasurer Receive the present years Tax 
from the scverall Constables in this Province in any passa- 
ble Bills of C r of any other Province as well as Bills of this 
Province 

J JefTry Cl r ass m 

An act in addition to the act for allowances to poore pris- 
oners Read three times. 

Henry Shcrburn and Theo Atkinson were made Trustees 
for the Exchanging the old cypherd Bills of C r the vote Re- 



1729.] 



JOUKNAL OP THE HOUSE. 523 



lateing Kingston concurr'd and the Reconsidering the agents 
vote concurr'd. 

The house adjourned for two hours p. m. 
[p. 164.] The house met according to adjournment psent as 
Entred. 

In the house voted 

That Theo Atkinson Esq and Mr Ephraim Dennit be of 
the comittee of this house to joyn with a comittee of the 
upper house to write to Mr agent Newman and give him 
further Instruction about the lines and stores. 

J Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Sent up and a Mess a from y e Board that the above vote 
was concurr'd and that Geo Jaffrey & H Sherburn Esqrs 
were appointed at the board to joyn the above comittee. 

Mem the sume of the money for the old cypherd Bills ex- 
change in the comittee hands is — £1559 : 4 : 1. 

His Excellencie sent for the Speaker and the house to at- 
tend him at the Board and the house went up accordingly 
and the Bills were Read and past. 

And then his Excellency adjourned the Generall assembly 
to the -second Tuesday in 8 r next. 

Tuesday 9 r 25 th 1729 (*) The house met & present 
Mr Speaker Wiggans Mr John Sandburn 

Capt Joshua Pierce Mr Bar 1 Thing 

Capt Geo Walker Mr Richard Jennes 

Mr Ep Dennit Capt John Downing 

Nathaniel Weare Esq Mr John GofT 

Capt Joshua Wingate Mr Theo Atkinson 

[p. 165.] Tuesday December the nineth 1729 P. M. 
The house met according to Prorogation 
Present 

. Mr Speaker Wiggans Mr John Sandburn 

Joshua Pierce Esq Sam 11 Thing Esq 

Capt Geo Walker Mr Barth Thing 

Mr Ep Dennit Theo Atkinson Esq 

Paul Gerrish Esq Mr Richard Jennes 

Cap* Sam 1 Tibbets Mr Ebenezer Stephens 

Capt Francis Mathes John Downing Esq 

Nathan Weare Esq Mr John Goff. 

Capt Joshua Wingate 

( l ) Probably there were successive adjournments or prorogations by 
his Excellency's order — See next date. Ed. 



524 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



A Mess a from his hon r That M r Speaker & the house at- 
tend him at the Board. They went up accordingly his hon r 
made a Speech of which Mr Speaker olAl a copy and Returnd 

[See Journal of General assembly,] 
A letter from mr Newman was Bro* Down & read 

Then the house adjourned to Wednesday the 10 tb X r 1729. 



Wednesday X r 10 th 1729. a. m. the house met according 
to adjournment all present as Entred for the Day 

Mr John Goff was Returned as Elected a Representative 
for the Town of Londonderry & appeared & was Quallified 
according to Law k accepted. 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

[p. 168.] Wednesday X r 10 th 1729 p. m. The house met 

according to adjournment as Entred. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted — That the Province rate for the next yeare be paid 
into the Treasury in the same Proportion as last yeare and 
that the Treasurer Issue out his warrant to the several towns 
within this Province accordingly and that an act be drawn 
up accordingly. 

Jas Jeffry clr ass m 
X r y e 12 : a Mess a y 1 y e above was concurrd. 

The Return of the Comittee that was ordered to make the 
Dividing Lines Between Oyster River Dover & the Northeast 
part of Dover was read and alsoe a Petition of sundry of 
the People lying neare the Dividing line Between Dover and 
Oyster River was read & sent up to know if the Board would 
joy n with the House in hearing the Parties. 

Eod m Die — A Mess a pr Mr Clerk Waldron That according 
to the Desire of the House the Board was ready to proceed.. 

Then the House went up & heard the Parties & returned. 
Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Voted that Theo Atkinson and Nathaniel Weare Esqrs be 
a Comittee of the house to make an answer to y e Governors 
Speech & lay it before the House for approbation: 
In Councill X" r 10 th 1729. 

Voted that the Petitioners for a Parish in the northeast 
part of Dover have liberty to bring in a Bill according to 
the Report of the Comittee varying the bounds from the head 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. , 525 

of fresh Creek to a white Oak Tree as the Ehoad goes — and 
the other part of the Report relating to Oyster River to lye 
under consideration till next Spring sessions. That Mr 
Joseph Jones & others who take exceptions to the bounds of 
Oyster River may have opportunity to show the justice of 
their objections by a plat. 

R Waldron Cl r Con. 
Eod m Die In the house of Representatives read k concurrd 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
Then the house adjourned to Thursday the 11 th X br a. m. 



[p. 167] Thursday X br 11 th 1729 a. m. 

the house met according to adjournment all psent as 
Entred 

Eod m Die In the house of Representatives 
Voted that there be a comittee of this house to joyn with 
a comittee of the upper house to tell over the several! pcells 
of money now in the Treasury to be Burnt or Repeated and 
make their Return to the Gen 11 assembly and that Theo At- 
kinson Esq and Mr Eaphraim Dennit be a committee from 
this house for that End. 

James Jeffrv Cl r ass m 
Eod m Die, 

A Mess a pr Mr Waldron That the above vote was concurrd 
and that R Wibird & J Sherburn Esq was appointed above 
for that end. 

Then the house adjourn' d for two hours p. m. 

Thursday X 1 ' 11 1729 p. m. The house met according to 
adjournment all psent as entred. 

Eod m Die. In the house of Representatives 

Yoted — That James Jeffry be paid out of the Publick 
Treasury the Sume of fifteen Pounds for his service as clerk 
of the assembly from the 19 th of November 1728 to the 19 th 
of November 1729 & that his hon r the Liv* Govorn r be Desir- 
ed to Issue out a Warrant accordingly. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m . 

A Mess a pr Mr Waldron the above vote was concurr'd. 

Then the house adjourned to Fryday X r the 12 th 1729, p. M. 



526 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



Fryday X r 12 th 1729, a. m. The house met according to 
adjournment all psent as entred 

Voted — That Thomas Harvy be paid out of the Publick 
Treasury, the sume of three pounds expences of the soul- 
diers in Proclaiming the Liv* Gov" Comission. 

James Jeffrey Cle r ass m 

Allowed Benj a Rust for the use of his house from the 
tenth of Ap r 1729 to the 10 th of October 1729 being 6 
months £8 

The above Refer'd at the Board. 
Eod m Die. 

Received at George JafTrey Esq rs by the comittee for tell- 
ing the money the sume of thirty three pounds five shillings 
in full of a rec* he gave for one hundred pounds May 25 
1728. 

A petition of Ebenezer Tutle for Relief in cutting off an 
Entale on Lands his father Mortgaged to y e Province 

[p. 168.] The comittee for telling the money over Bro* 
in to the assembly the sume of two thousand one hundred 
and fifty two pounds three shillings of the 15000 lb Loan 
received of George JafTrey Esq r that had been paid in to him 
by the comittee Gen 11 and off said sume the said George 
JafTrey is hereby Discharged. 

Then the house adj d for 2 hours P. M. 

Fryday X r 12 th 1729, p. m. The house met according to 
adjournment all present as entred 

In the house of Representatives 

Voted on Tutles Petition. That it not appearing to uss 
that the Petitioner hath complied with his Maj tics 25 th In- 
struction to our Gov r by giving Publick Notice & c that the 
said Petition be Dismissed 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

X r 16, A mess a that y e same was dismissed at y° board 
In the house of Representatives. 

Voted— 

That tis the opinion of this house y* y e Excise act is Ter- 
minated and that another act be Drawn up to Revise it. 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 

A Mess 11 pr Mr Waldron. That the Board was Ready to 
attend the hearing of the Ry Petitioners 

The house went up for the same end, and after hearing 
Returned, and Debated upon it, and 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 527 

Voted — That the Prayer of the petitioners be so far 
granted That a Comittee of IndefFerent psons be chosen and 
go upon the spot and make their Return to the gen 11 ass m 
next sessions, and that the Petitioners pay the charges, and 
that a plat be made and Bro't into the assembly by said 
Comittee of the old p'ish of Hampton with a Division of 
the north Hill part alsoe of the whole p'ish of Rye, and 
alsoe of that part that belongs to Portsmouth & Greenland 
that is Powld off to Ry for further consideration. 

J Jeffry cl r ass m 

Mr John Sanburn & Mr Joshua Wingate enters their 
Discent ag* the above vote. Then the house adjourn'd to 
Sathurday the 13 th a. m. 



[p. 169.] Sathurday X r 13, 1729, a. m. 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 
tred for the Day. 

A Mess a pr R Wibird J Odiorn and Mr Cler Waldron 
that the Govornor adjourned the assembly to Munday the 
the 15 th curr 1 



Monday X r 15 p. m. 1729. The house met according to 
adjournment. 

P'sent 

M r Speaker Wiggans M r John Sanburn 

Cap 1 Joshua Pierce Sam 11 Thing Esq r 

Geo Walker M r Bart Thing 

M r Ep Dennit Theo Atkinson Esq r 

Paul Gerrish Esq M r Rich d Jennes 

Cap* Sam 1 Tibbets Mr Eben r Stephens 

Cap Fran Mathes John Downing Esq 

Natt Weare Esq r Mr John Goff 
Cap 1 Joshua Wingate 

The Speaker not apppearing the Liv 1 Gov r adjourned the 
ass m to Tuesday y e 16 a. m. 

Tuesday X r the 16 1729 a. m. 
The house met according to adjournment all psent as En- 



528 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



trecl for the day and the Speaker not appearing the house 

proceeded to chuse a Speaker pr tempore by Ballot 

and Theo Atkinson was chosen 

allowed John Robinsons ace 1 £32 : 13. 

allowed Mr Atkinson going to Boston for Gov r Burnets Com 11 

£9 : 5 both concurred above 

[p. 170] The house adjourned for two hours P. M. 

Tuesday X r 16 th p. m. the house met according to 

adjournment all psent as Entred. 
allowed Richard Perry £6 : 8 in full of his ace 1 of £8 : 6 : 2 
Then the house adjourned to Wednesday the 17 a. m. 



Wednesday X r 17 th a. m. The house met according to 
adjournment all present as Entred for the day. 

Whereas the act of this Government for Selling a Sallary 
upon Governor Burnet Is by his Death ( x ) Expired and the 
act for Laying an Excise of Liquors having some Reference to 
the said act for selling a Sallary which may cause Some Dis- 
pute whether the Said Excise act is not alsoe Expired to pre- 
vent which in the house of Representatives 

Voted that it was the Intent and meaning of the Legis- 
lature that the Said Excise act so far as Related to the Ex- 
cise should be in force untill three years from the Publication 
thereof, and that the money collected by virtue of the sd act 
shall be from Time to Time applyed for the paying y e allow- 
ance made by the Gen 11 assembly. 

Voted that Richard Waldron Jun r be allowed & paid out 
of the Publick Treasury for making out comiss" 8 <£34 : 18. 
to Thomas Packer for wood to May 1729 £1. 

A mess* pr mr clcr Waldron that his & Thomas Packers 
allowance was concurr'd with above. 
In the house. 

Voted — That Mr Ephraim Dennit be allowed and paid out 
of the Publick Treasury the sume three pounds for his 
Trouble in gathering the Interest money on the 17301b 
Bonds. J Jeffry Cl r ass m 

Eod m Die. In the House. 

Voted That the 17301b now at Interest the Bonds be re- 
newed and Interest paid at 6 pr ct pr annum or otherwise 
that the money be Bro 1 in and Burnt. 

J. Jeffry Cl r ass m 

A mess* that the Last vote lye for consideration. 

(1) See notice of his death in Journal of General Assembly. Ed. 



1729.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 529 



[p. 171.] The act for Reviving the Trespass was Read three 
times and past to be enacted & Sent up and concurr'd. 
Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m. 

Wednesday the 17 th X r 1729 p. m 

The house met according to adjournment all psent as en- 
tred 

Allowed Henry Sherburn Esq 2 : 12 : 6 for canvas for the 
fort Boat. 

Allowed Solomon Cotton 15s for Expenses of the Troop 
when they went to meet Govornor Burnet. 
In the house. 

A vote passed on the Dover Petition for a comittee to 
goe and Examine the Town Bookes & c concur'd above and 
Henry Sherburn & Jotham Odiorn were appointed from the 
Board. 

Then the house adjourned to Thursday the 18 th a. m 



Thursday X r the 18 th 1729 a. m. 

The house met according to adjournm* all present as 
Entred. 

Madam Rogers Petition was Read and ordered to ly till 
the next sessions and that, the clerk of the assembly in the 
mean time get information from the Late Treasurer Penh al- 
lows ace* how Gov r Dudley. 

In the house & c 

Voted, That five hundred pounds of the 1400 lb Tax now 
in the Treasury be post pon'd to the yeare 1742 and that it 
be now applyed to the payment of the allowances made this 
assembly & that an act be drawn up accordingly and that 
the Remaining 900 lb be put into a comittees hands and let 
out six pr cent pr annum or otherwise bro 1 in and Burnt ac- 
cording to the act. 

J Jeffry Clr ass m . 

Then the house adjourned for two hours p. m, 

Thursday X r the 18 tb 1729 p. M. The house met accord- 
ing to adjournment all present as Entred. 

A Mess a came from the board that the 500 lb was to litle. 
Then the house adjourned to Fryday the 19 th a. m. 

34 



530 PROVINCE OP NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1729. 

Fryday X r the 19 th 1729 a. m. The house met according 
to adjournment all present as Entred. 

Allowed Eleazer Kusell his account £9 : 6 : 2 

and allowance to M r Gambling that was formerly 

allowed for giving the oath of allegiance. <£4 : : 
In the house 
[p. 172.] Voted that the sume of seven hundred pounds of 
y e fourteen hundred pounds which by act is to be Bro* into 
y e Treasury this yeare be Remitted for the Defraying the 
Charges of the Government which hath been allowed This 
sessions by the Generall assembly and that an act be Drawn 
up Requiring the payment of the same againe in the yeare 
1742 and that the remaining seven hundred pounds remaine 
in the Treasury till the further order or the Gen 11 ass m 

James Jeffry Clr ass m 
In Councill X r the 19 th 1729. 
Voted— 

That the selectmen of the severall Towns within this 
Province be and hereby are Directed to take an Invoice of 
all the Poles and Rateable Estates within their Respective 
Towns and District and Report the same upon Oath at the 
next sessions of the Gen 11 assembly in order to a new Pro- 
portion of the Province Tax for the yeare 1731 and onward 
as the Gen 11 assembly shall see meet. 

R. Waldron Clr. con. 

The act for Postponing 700 lb to 1712 Read three times 
and past and sent up 

A Mess a pr mr cler. Waldron that his hon r the Liv* Gov- 
orn r Required the attendance of the house att the Board 

accordingly the house went up. 

And the Liv* Govornor Proroug'd the Gen 11 Assembly to 
the Last Tuesday of May next. 



[p. 173.] April the 23 d 1730 

The Assembly met by order of the Liv* Govcrn r and 
Councill 

P'sent 
Mr Speaker Wiggans Mr John Sandburn 

Joshua Pierce Esq. Sam 11 Thino; Esq 

Capt George Walker Mr Bar* Thing 

Mr Ep Dcnnit Theo Atkinson Esq 



1729.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 531 



Paul Gerrish Esq. Mr Bich d Jennes 

Capt Sam 11 Tibbets Mr. Eben Stephens 

Cap* Francis Mathes John Downing Esq 

Natt Weare Esq Mr John Goff 

Cap* Joshua Wingate 

A Quorum being met and his hon r notified thereof his 
hon r the Liv* Govornor Directed the house to attend in the 
Council chamb r Mr Speaker and the house went up : The 
Liv* Govornor made a Speech of which Mr Speaker pray'd 
a Copy and Returned 

The purport of the Speech was of the advice of Mr. 
Belchers being made Govorner & Expected dayly & to com- 
pliment and make Provision for his receptance 

It was agreed on in the House that considering the Dis- 
temper at Boston and danger in going : that a letter would 
be acceptable & sufficient and a Mess a sent to signifie the 
mind of the House 

A Mess a came Down that the Board consented and signi- 
fied that his lion 1 ' Intended to go himselfe : and take two of 
the Councill with him : and hop'd that the ass m would pay 
the charge 
[p. 174.] In the House &c 

Its the advice of the House that the Expences of his hon r 
the Liv* Govornor and two of the Gentlemen of the Councill 
that goe with him to waite on his Excellencie after his 
arrival at Boston that their Expenses be paid out of the 
Publick Treasury and also that the Expences of the Gen 11 
Assembly & Council that shall Waite upon his Excellencie 
at his arrivall into this Province as far as the line be paid 
out of the Publick Treasury : and Theo: Atkinson Esq and 
Mr. Ephraim Dennit be of the Comittee of this House to 
provide for the Entertain m* of his Excellencie & and to do 
it after they heare of his arrivall at Boston and that the 
Treasurer suply them with money 

James Jeffry Cl r ass m 
And then they were Dismissed 

Prorouge by Proclamation to the 16: June 1730 

Prorouge againe By Proclamation to y e 2 d Tuesday in 
July 1730 

Prorouge againe By Proclamation to 1 st Tuesday in Au- 
gust 1730 



532 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



Answers to the Queries sent from the Right Ilon'ble the Lords of Trade 
and Plantations, Jan. 22, 1730. 

[From MS. Corr. in Secretary's, Office, Vol. I, pp. Gl-GG.] 

1. The situation of y e Province of New Hampshire is between the 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay and the late Province of Main, 
bordering about fifteen miles in width upon the Atlantick sea or West- 
ern Ocean. The nature of the Country as to the ground, is rough, 
uneven and hilly, but for the most part a good soil, being a mixture of 
clay land and loom, well watered and suitably adapted for hemp and 
flax, and having considerable meadows in it. As to the climate, 'tis 
cold. Portsmouth, the Capital of the Province, is in forty three 
degrees and twenty minutes north latitude, and sixty eight degrees 
west from London, settled by good observation. 

2. The Province has no other boundaries than what are expressed 
in the Kings Commission to the Governor and they are from three 
miles to the northward of Merrimack river on y e one side, to Piscataqua 
river on the other, and no other bounds are mentioned in the s d Com- 
mission, and both of them are in dispute w th the Goverment of the 
Massachusetts Bay. 

3. As to the Constitution of the Goverment, the Supream Power 
here is vested in the Governor and Council (appointed by the King) 
and a house of Representatives, (chosen by the People) who make 
Laws, &c. 

4 th . The trade of the Province is lumber and fish. The number of 
shipping belonging to the Province are five consisting of about five 
hundred tons, and there are about three or four hundred tons of other 
shipping that trade here (annually) not belonging to the Province. 
The seafaring men are about forty. The Trade is much the same as it 
hath been for ten years past. 

5 th . The Province makes use of all sorts of British manufactures, 
amounting to about five thousand pounds starl n s per ami in value, 
which are had principally from Boston. 

6 th . The Trade of this Province to other Plantations is to the Carib- 
bee Islands, whither we send lumber and fish, and receive for it rum, 
sugar, molasses and Cotton: and as to the trade from hence to Europe, 
it is to Spain or Portugal, from whence our vessels bring home salt. 

7 th . The method to prevent illegal trade is by a Collector appointed 
at home. , 

8 th . The natural Produce of the Province is timber (of various 
kinds) viz. (principally) oak, pine, hemlock, ash, beach & birch; and 
fish, and they are the only commoditys of the Place. The Timber is 
generally manufactur'd into beams, plank, knees, clap-boards, shingle 
& staves, and sometimes into house-frames, and the value of those com- 
moditys annually Exported from hence to Europe and the West-India 
Islands, is about a thousand pounds sterling, Memorand. besides 
what is above mentioned, the Coasting sloops from Boston, carry from 
hence thither in fish and Timber about five thousand pounds, pr 
annum. 

9 th . No mines arc yet discovered, except a smal quantity of Iron ore 
in two or three places. 

10 th . The number of Inhabitants, men, women and children, are 
about ten thousand whites and two hundred blacks. 



PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. - 533 

11 th . The Inhabitants are increased about four thousand within this 
ten years last past, a thousand of which (at least) are People from 
Ireland^) lately come into and settled within the Province. Another 
reason of the Increase of late more than formerly, is a peace with the 
Indians the four last years. 

12. The Militia are about Eighteen hundred consisting of two regi- 
ments of foot, w th a Troop of horse in each. 

13 th . There is one Fort or Place of Defence, called Fort "William and 
Mary, situate on the Great Island in New Castle, which commands the 
Entrance of Piscataqua river, but is in poor low circumstances, much 
out of repair, and greatly wanting of stores of war, there not being 
one barrel of gun-powder at this time in or belonging to that Garrison. 

14 th . There are no Indians in this Province now in time of Peace that 
we know of. 

15 th . There are no Indians in the neighborhood of this Province that 
we know of, Except in the Eastern parts of the Province of the Massa- 
chusets Bay, and what their number or strength is, we are not ac- 
quainted. 

16. We have no neighboring Spaniards or other Europeans, except 
French, who according to the best intelligence we can get, are extremely 
numerous and strong both at Canada & Cape Briton. 

17. The Eifect which the French settlements have on this Province 
is, that the Indians are frequently instigated and influenced by them to 
disturb the Peace and quiet of this Province, we having been often put 
to a vast expense both of blood & treasure to defend ourselves ag bt their 
cruel outrages. 

18. The .Revenue arising within this Province is three hundred ninety 
and six pounds by Excise, which is appropriated towards the Govern- 
or's Salary, and about three or four barrels of Gun-powder from the 
shipping which is spent at the Fort. There is no other revenue but by 
tax on Polls & Estates. 

19. The ordinary Expense of the Goverment is about fifteen hundred 
pounds pr annum, now in time of peace. The extraordinary & Con- 
tingent charges, as Repairs of the Fort, powder, &c. are about five 
hundred pounds more. 

20 th . The Establishments are six hundred pounds pr Annum Salary 
on the Governor, Eight shillings pr diem on each Councillor, & six shil- 
lings pr diem on each Bepresentative during the Session of General 
Assembly , and a hundred and fifty pounds pr annum on the officers and 
souldiers at the Fort. There is no other Establishment Civil or Mili- 
tary w th in the Governm*, but the General Assembly make allowances 
from time to time as they see meet, to the Treasurer, Secretary, &c. 
The Judges, Justices, Sheriffs, Clerks, & all other officers' fees, are 
fix'd by a law to be paid by the party & persons whom they serve; but 
they have nothing out of the Treasury. All the officers Civil & Mili- 
tary hold their Places by Commission from the Gov r , except y e Coun- 
cil rs appointed by the King, the Recorder of Deeds chosen by the Gen 1 
Assem : the Clerks of Courts nominated by the Judges of the s d Courts 
respectively, and selectmen, assessors, constables, tithing men & other 
Town Officers chosen by y e Towns at their respective Town meetings. 

(1) These were the Scotch-Irish, who settled at Londonderry. Ed. 



JOURNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY, 

From April 22d, 1729, to April 23d 1730 — during Governor 
Burnet' 's Administration. 



NOTE BY THE EDITOR. 

The Journal of the Council and Assembly which follows, from April 
22 d ,1729, to April 23 d ,1730, embraces the period of Governor William 
Burnet's Administration, and until the arrival of Gov. Belcher. This 
Journal is contained in a bound MS. volume in the office of Secretary 
of State, labeled " Journal of the Council and Assembly, 1729 
-17:12." The Journal, as here printed, is interspersed with miscellan- 
eous llecords and Documents relating to the same period. 



[p. 1.] Prov. of N. Hamp r . 

At a General Assembly held at Portsmouth "by Proroga- 
tion Tuesday April 22 d 1729. 

Present 
His Excellency William Burnet Esq. Govern 1 " 
His Honor John Wentworth Esq Lt Governor 
Shad a Walton ) Eg Rich d Wibircl ) E 

Geo: Jaffrey j ^ Joth Odiorne J ■ 

Henry Sherburne Esq. 

A message from his Excellency to the House by the clerk 
to require their attend a at the Council Board the Speaker 
and House came up accordingly to whom his Excellency was 
pleased to make the following Speech. 

Gentlemen 

1 should have met you sooner if I had followed my inclinations, 
but the difficulty's I have been struggling with in my other Govennent 
would not permit to leave it, til 1 had used all possible means to bring 
them to an Issue. I have now obtain 'd a full approbation from the 
Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations of my conduct there 
in declining to accept of money from on the Assembly on any terms 
different from those in my Instructions, which their L dd ships do me the 
honour to call prudence and integrity in me. I have an Instruction of 
the like nature to lay before you for settling a salary on the Governor 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY. 535 

and commander-in-chief for the time being and as you may believe it 
will be a sacred rule to me, especially after such a justification so I 
hope it will be chearfully comply 'd with on your part, since it will un- 
doubtedly entitle you to his Majesty's favour; And indeed the sum de- 
manded of you is but a fifth of that mentioned in my Instructions for 
the Mass a bay which is the proportion you have usually made your 
choice ; and when this is done the amount of all your Publick charges 
(p. 2) will not be above a tenth part of those sustained by them. I 
have done what lay in me to prevent the mischiefs that might arise 
from disputes about the bounds of the two Provinces, and shall be very 
ready to Contribute my endeavours to bring that matter to a happy 
conclusion and to joyn with you in every thing that may conduce to 
the welfare of the Inhabitants as far as it is in my power. I shall be 
glad to see it appear by your proceedings, as it may with reason be Ex- 
pected, that the nearer a form of Goverment approaches to the good 
old Constitution of England and the less it is incumber'd w th singulari- 
tys and innovations the better are the publick affairs managed, and the 
liberty and property of y e Subject secured. 

The Speak r obtained a copy of the foregoing speech from 
his Excellency and then the House withdrew. 
Adj d 'til tomorrow 10 o'clock a. m. 



Prov. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem held at Portsm by adj 1 Wednesday 
April 23 d 1729. 

Present 
His Excellency William Burnet Esq Gov r 
Shad a Walton ) „ Rich d Wibird ) ^ 

Geo Jaffrey ( Es( * rS Joth Odiorne [ Es( * rS 
Henry Sherburne Esq. 
His Excellency laid before the Board a New Seal w th his 
Majesty's Instruction for using the same & sending home 
the old one : y e Instruction bears the date y e 28 th Sept 1728 
& is on file. 

A message from his Excellency to the house by Shad a 
Walton Geo Jaffrey Esqr and the clerk with his Majestys 
80 th Instruction to the Governor for settling a Salary w cli 
was read and left with them. 

A message to the Board by Capt Winget and Mr Barth 1 
Thing to propose reviving the Excise Act 
Adj. til tomorrow 10 o'clock a. m. 

Instruction SOtJi. 
[Copied from Journal of the House, App., p. 600.] 
Whereas it has been represented unto us that the Council and As- 
sembly of our Province of New Hampslr" have not hitherto settled any 



536 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



certain sallary upon our Gov" thereof suitable to the dignity of that 
Post, notwithstanding coppys of our Instructions for that purpose have 
been laid before them: and whereas the Lords of the Comittee of our 
Privy Council and likewise our Commissioners for trade and Planta- 
tions have Reported that the Sallary payable to our Gov r hath never 
been settled according to the Instruction given to our former Govornors 
notwithstanding it has been earnestly recommended to the said Coun- 
cil & assembly in our name to pass acts for that purpose, but that instead 
thereof they have from time to time made them such allowances and in 
such proportions as they themselves have thought our Governors have 
Deserved in order thereby to make our said Governor the more depen- 
dent upon them, which proceedings of the said councill and assembly of 
our said Province in not paying a due regard to the Royal Pleasure of 
the crown so often signified to them, wee cannot but look upon as a 
neglect of their Duty to us in that behalfe, and and as wee judge it 
highly reasonable & necessary That a Due provision should be made for 
the support of our Gov r of our said Province as hath been made for 
our other governors of our Plan ts in America, which have been much 
less able to grant the same than our Province of New-hampshire : our 
will and pleasure therefore is, and wee do hereby direct and require 
you to acquaint the Councill & Assembly of our said Province of New 
Hampshire that as they hope to recommend themselves to the continu- 
ance of our Royal grace and favor they must manifest the same by an 
immediate complyance with what has been so often recommended to 
them in forthwith passing acts to establish a fix'd and hon ble sallary for 
the supporting and maintaining the Dignity of our Gov r or commander 
in chief for the time being : and wee deem a competent sum for that 
purpose to be at least two hundred pounds sterling pr annum from our 
said Province of New Hampshire and in case the said Councill and As- 
sembly shall not pay a Due & Imediate regard to our Royal will & pleas- 
ure hereby signified, wee shall look upon it as a mannifest mark of their 
undutiful behavior to us and such as may require the consideration of 
the Legislature in what manner the honour & Dignity of our Govern- 
ment ought to be supported in our said Province for the future. 

A true copy of his Majesty's thirtieth Instruction, to his Excellency, 
Gov r Rurnet bearing date at St James the 28 th day of March in the 
first yeare of his Maj tics Reigne. 

Certifyed pr RichMValdron Cl r Con. 

A true copy of the Instruction sent down. Examined pr 

James Jefiry, Cler assm. 



[p. 3.] Prov. of N. Hamp r At a General Assembly held 
at Portsm by Adj' Thursday April 24 th 1729. 

Present 

His Excellency William Burnet Esq. Governor. 

Shad 8 Walton { ~ Rich* Wibird \ y 

Geo Jaffrey j ljSqS * Joth Odiorne j ^ SC[S ' 

Henry Sherburne Esq. 

A message to the Board by Capt. Walker w th a vote for a 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY. 537 

Comitte of Audit viz. Messrs. Weare Atkinson and Thing. 
The Council concurred & appointed Messrs Wibird Odiorne 
and Sherburne to joyn in the said service. 
Adj d til tomorrow 10 o'clock a. m. 



Prov. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem held at Portsm by Adj* Fryday April 
25 1729 

Present 

His Excellency William Burnet Esq. Governor 

Shad a Walton ) Eg Rich d Wibird ) Eg 

Geo Jaffrey \ S( * ' Joth Odiorne j ^ 

Henry Sherburne Esq. 

Capt. Paul Wentworth Preferr'd a Petition for a Parish 
in y e North East part of Dover read & sent down by y e 
Cler: 

A message to the Board by Messrs Pierce & Walker w th a 
vote for postponing y e payment of the outstanding part of the 
15000 lb loan. 

At the request of the House, 

Adj d til Tuesday next. 



Prov. of N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assembly held at Portsm by Adj* Tuesday 
April 29 th 1729. 

[Present as before] 

Adj d til tomorrow, 10 o'clock, a. m. 



[p. 4.] Prov. of N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assembly held at Portsm by Adjournm* Wed- 
nesday April 30 1729 

Present 
His Excellency William Burnet Esq Gov r 
Shad a Walton ) ^ Joth Odiorne \ y 

Geo: Jaffrey j * Henry Sherburne j ^ 
Several Quakers Preferr'd a Petition in behalf of them- 
selves and their friends at Dover praying to be Exempted 
from gathering the Ministers' rates as Constables read and 
sent down. 



538 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



A message to the Board by Messrs Stevens & Sanburn w lh 
a vote for a Committee to consider of means to ease the 
borderers on the Divisional line of y e two Provinces occa- 
sioned by Easman's & Hazen's Petition on file. 

A message to the Board by Messrs Dennet & Jennis with 
the following vote : 

In the house of Representatives Ap r 30 th 1729. 

Voted That Capt. Joshna Peirce be the Recorder of Deeds 
and Conveyances for the Province of New Hampshire for 
one year from the date hereof and until the next sitting of 
the Assembly after the year is up and that the said Recorder 
enter upon the several deeds he records and coppys that he 
gives out the price he takes for doing the same 

James Jeffry Cler Assm 

In Coun 1 Eod die 

Read and Concurr'd. 

R. Waldron Cler Con. 

Mr. McKeen prefer'd a Petition signed by y e Selectmen 
of Derry praying relief ag st the incroachments of Haverhil 
People. 

Capt Geo: Walker prefer'd a Petition Praying for an Act 
to Dock an intail &c. 

Read and sent down. 

Adj. til tomorrow, 10 o'clock, a. m. 

Madam Vaughan' s Letter to Gov't & Council. 
[From MS. Corr. in Secretary's office, vol. I, 'p. 59.] 
May it please your ExHl and the Horible Council — 

As relating to the affaire betwixt my son and 
Capt. Walker, I am bold to say that in justice to Capt Walker and out 
of the respect which the family bears him, my son Wm. Vaughan my- 
self nor any of the Family will oppose the Entail being taken of the 
Pasture Lands att the Bank, reserving one thousand pounds worth to 
the five youngest children, according to Col. Vaughan D d his will; and 
if he'l be satisfied therewith the whole family will concur with him in 
a Pet" to that end and myself will renounce my thirds and my children 
their Reversionary Right which Providence has given them. By my 
daughter I have sent a Pet n to your Ex 11 and the Uon ble Council Bord, 
which I would have sooner done but that I believe the Attorneys are 
Engaged by the other side & Refused to act in the matter in my Favour. 
Your Justice as I am a helpless woman I hope will shield me and my 
distressed children from the designs of unreasonable people. 
In confidence of which I rest, 

Your Ex" and the Hon ble Council! 

most obedient Humble servant 

Ei.iz* Vaugiiax 
To his Ex 11 Will' 11 P>urnet, Esq. Governor & Commander in chief of the 
Province of N. Hampshire and the Hon' blc Council. 



1729.] 



JOURNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY. 539 



Prov: of N.' Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assem. by Adj. Thursday, May 1 st , 1729, 
Present 
His Excellency William Burnet, Esq. Gov r . 
Shad a Walton \ v Pvich d Wibird "| 

Geo. JafFrey J ^ SqS Jo. Odiorne V Esqs. 

H. Sherburne J 
Tamesin Tibbets Petition, as on file read and dismissed, 
[p. 5.] Martha Rawlins Petition read, & the Gen 1 Assem 
Pray the Gov 1 ' to recommend her to the Charity of the Peo- 
ple. 

Eleas r Wier Presented a Petition praying for an order to 
revive an order of Gen 1 Assembly pass d y e 25 th of April last 
for a hearing on a Petition of Cap* Paul Wentworth & others. 
A Message to his Excellency from the House by Messrs 
Gerrish Sanburn and Stevens with an answer to his Excel- 
lency's Speech w ch his Excellency was pleased to take to 
himself^) . 

A Message to the Board by Messrs Peirce Walker Tibbets 
and Winget w th a vote for settling a Salary of £200 ster g 
on y e Gov r for three years. 
Adj d Til To morrow, 10 o'clock a. m. 



Pro : N Hamp r 

At a Gen 1 Assem. held at Portsm by Adj. Frvday May 2 d 
1729. 

Present 
His Excellency William Burnet Esq Gov 1 " 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lt. Gov r 
Shad a Walton ) ™ . Rich d Wibird ) ™ 

Geo: JafFrey | Es( ^ Joth Odiorn, [ Es ^' 

Henry Sherburne Esq. 
A Message from his Excellency to the House by the Clerk 
as follows — 

Gentfm 

I find there was a fixed Salary settled on governor Dudley during his 
continuance in this goverment and you may believe that I cannot think 
his Majesty's Instructions comply'd with by an offer which expresses 
less confidence in the Present Administration than has been already 
shewn in a former one. 

A message to the House by Messrs. Janrey and Wibird 
Q) This Answer is not found on record. Ed. 



540 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



\v th the vote of the House sent up yesterday concurrd w Ul an 
Amendment. 

The Committee appointed Ap r 80 th last to consider of y e 
Petition of Eben T Easman & Rich d Hazzen in regard to y e 
difference ab* the Divisional line of y e two Provinces made 
their Report y l nothing could be done in that affair as they 
apprehended — as on file. 

Adj d til to morrow 10 o'clock a. M. 



[p. 6.] Pro : N. Hamp r 

At a Gen 1 Assembly held at Portsm by Adj* Saturday, 
May 8 d 1729. 

Present 
His Excellency William Burnet Esq Gov r 
Shad a Walton | ,. Rich d Wibircl ) v 

Geo : JafTrey j ^ SqS * Joth Odiorne j ^ SqS * 

Henry Sherburne Esq. 
A message to the Board by Messrs. Winget & Stevens w th 
the appointm* of a Committee to receive the Records Papers 
&c. & Deliver to Mr. Recorder Peirce. 
Adj d til Tuesday next at 10 .o'clock a. m. 



Pro : of N. Hamp r 

At a General Assembly held at Portsmouth by Adj* Tues- 
day May 6 th 1729. 

Present 
His Excellency William Burnet Esq Governor 
His Hon 1 John Wentworth Esq. L* Governor 
Shad a Walton ) Rich d Wibird ) 

Geo : Jaffrey > Esqs. Joth Odiorne > Esqs. 
Tho s Westbrook ) Hen : Sherburne ) 

The Rcv d Air Hugh Adams presented a Petition ( x ) pray- 
ing for some remedy in regard to y c debasedness of y e paper 
Currency <tc. 

The Committee appointed a Saturday last to deliver y c 
Records to Mr Peirce did so & produced a rec 1 for y c Same 
as on file. 

Mr Geo Walton Preferr'd a Petition to the Board praying 
for himself and the children and grand children of the late 

Q) This Petition not now to be found. Ed. 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY. 541 

Gov r Allen That the Conditions of a grant of land made 
to them by the Gov r and Council Anno 1722 may be dis- 
pensed with so far [p. 7] as that the Petitioners have the 
time of settlement lengthened out for y e space of ten years 
next after the expiration of the term mentioned in the Grant 
and that the Petitioners have liberty to take out a Patent 
accordingly. 

Upon the Petition of the Select-men of Deny Preferr'd 
the 30 th April last. It is ordered that the affair be laid be- 
fore the Goverm* of the Mass a Bay with the desire of this 
Board that they will be pleased to take y e matter into con- 
sideration and give direction for preventing any further im- 
provm* on the controversial lands for the present. The 
Copys of y e papers were D d y e Gov r accordingly. 

A Message to the House by the Clerk w tb an Instruction 
about Private Acts passing. 

Instruction ye 2^th 
[Copied from Journal of the House, App., p. 599.] 

The Governors Instructions sent into the house to be copied. 

You are alsoe to take care that no Private act be passed in which 
there is not a saving of the Right of us our heirs & Success rs all Bodeys 
Publick & Corporate, and of all other Persons Except such as are men- 
tioned in the s d act and those claiming by from or under them: 

And further you shall take care that no such private act be passed 
without a Clause suspending the Execution thereof, untill the same 
shall have received our Royall approbation: It is likewise our will and 
pleasure, That you do not give your assent to any Private act untill 
proof be made before you in Councill (and Entred in the Councill 
Books) That Publick notification was made of the Parties Intention to 
apply for such act in the several parrish Churches where the premises 
in Question lye for three Sundys at least successively before, any such 
shall be Bro't into the Assembly. 

True copy of his Maj ties Twenty-fourth Instruction to his Excel] encie 
Gov r Burnet, dated at the Court of S fc James 28 th March 1728. 
Examined by Ric h Waldron Cler Con. 

A true Copie of the Instruction sent down pr Mr. Cler Waldron 
May the 7 th 1729 : Examine pr Jas. Jeffry Cler Ass m 

A Message to the Board by Messrs. Winget & Jennis w th 
the following vote. 

In the House of Representatives May 7 th 1729. - 

Voted — That Capt Joshua Peirce and Mr. Eph a Dennet 

be a Committee of this House to joyn with a Committe of 

the Upper house to account with and receive from the six 

Trustees (for Exch a the 5384£ old Cypher'd bills) That yet 



542 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



remains in their several hands changed or unchanged and 
that they make return to the gen 1 Assembly of their doings. 

James Jeffry Cle r Asse m 
In Conn Eocl die. 
Read and Concurred — and Messrs. Odiorne and Sherburne 
appointed for the service above. 

R. Waldron Cler Con. 
Adj d til tomorrow 10 o'clock A. fit. 



Pro. N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assembly held at Portsmouth by Adj 1 Thursday 
May 8 th 1729. 

Present 
His Excellency William Burnet Esq Govern 1 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lt. Governor 
Shad 3 Walton ^ Rich d Wibird ^ 

Geo. Jaffrey >Esqs Joth Odiorne >Esqs. 
Tho s Westbrook J Hen: Sherburne J 

[p. 8.] A message from his Excellency by Mr. Jaffry to 
recommend dispatch to the house. 

Rich d Ward Prison-keeper presented a Petition Praying 
for an additional allowance for Prisoners board read and 
voted an addition of 18c? per week and sent down. 

A Message to the Board by Messrs. Thing and Sanburn 
w th a vote for non-concurring the amendment of the Board 
sent down y e 2 d inst relating to the settlem* of a Sallary on 
the Governor. 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 o'clock a. m. 



Pro: N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assembly held at Portsm by Adj* Fryday May 
9 th 1729. 

Present 
His Excellency William Burnet Esq Govern 1 . 
His Hon 1 John Wentworth Esq Lt. Gov r . 
Shad 8 W.alton ^ Rich d Wibird "| 

Geo: JatTrcy >Esqs. Joth Odiorne >Esqs 

Tho s Westbrook J Henry Sherburne J 

A message to the House by Messrs Jaffrey Westbrook and 
Sherburne to recommend to them a reconsideration of the 
Council's amendment of their vote for settling a salary on 
his Excellency the Governor. 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY. 543 

Ordered, That Mr. Adams Petition Presented and read 
on Wednesday the 7 th curr 1 be dismissed. 

A Message to the Board by Messrs Atkinson Dennit 
Mathes and Stevens to pray liberty to retract their vote for 
settling a Salary on the Governor for three years sent up y e 
1 st curr*, who presented in the room thereof another for set- 
tling the salary for three years or during his Excell cys con- 
tinuing Governor as comprehended in y e Salary Act. 

Ordered in both Houses That a Bill be prepared for col- 
lecting the present years tax by the last years proportion 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 o'clock a. m. 



Pro: N. Hamp r . 

At a General Assembly held at Portsm by Adj* Saturday 
May 10 1729. 

The Gov r . The Lt. Gov r . 
Shad a Walton ^ Kich d Wibird^ 

George JafFrey )>Esqs John Frost ( l ) VEsqs. 
Tho 8 Westbrook J Joth OdiorneJ " 

H. Sherburne, Esq. 
[p. 9.] A message to the Board by Messrs Stevens & San- 
born with the following votes and allowances viz : 

A vote of the House Desiring the Gov 1 ' to forbid the Powd r 
Receiver to receive any Powd r from the Coasting Sloops. 
Yote for a Committee to draw y e Salary Bill : 

In the House of Representatives May 9 1729. 
Yoted That there be paid out of the Publick Treasury the 
sum of Eighteen pounds fifteen shillings for one year '& 
quarter, and nine pounds for the return of Jurors for the 
same time which ends the last day of April 1729. 

Jam 5 JefTry Cler Assem. 
In Coun 1 May 10 th 1729. 

Read and concurred. 

R Waldron Cler Con 

(*) John Frost was son of Major Charles Frost, who was killed by 
the Indians at Kittery, July 4, 1697. (See Farm. Belk. p. 143.) He 
was born March 1, 1682. His wife was Mary, sister of Sir William 
Pepperill. She married, successively, Rev. Benjamin Colman, d. d., 
of Boston, and Rev. Benjamin Prescott, of Danvers, Ms., and died in 
1766. Councilor Frost had seventeen children. George, the eleventh 
child and the sixth son, was a councilor three years in the time of the 
Revolution, and a delegate to the old Congress. [Farm. Belk. App. p. 
411-12.] Ed. 



544 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1729. 

In the House of Representatives May 9 th 1729. 
Voted That James Jcffry be paid out of the Publick 
Treasury the sum of fifteen pounds for his service as Cler : 
of y e Assem from 19 Nov. 1727 to y e 19 Nov r 1728. 

Jam 5 Jeffrey Cler Assem. 
In Conn May 10 th 1729. 

Read and Concur'd. 

R Waldron Cler Con. 
A message to the Board by Messrs Walker and Capt 
Mathes w th a vote for Postponing y e outstanding part of y e 
£15000 w th some additions to it as it was sent up y e 25 
Curr* w ch the Council concur'd as on file — w ch is compre- 
hended in the Act &c. 

Adj d til Monday next 10 o'clock a. m. 



Pro: N. Hamp 1 '. 

At a Gen 1 Assem held at Portsm by adjornm* Monday 
May 12 th 1729. 

Present 
His Excellency William Burnet Esq Gov 1 '. 
His Hon r . John Wentworth, Esq Lt Govern". 
Shad a Walton ) John Frost ) 

Geo: Jaffrey > Esqs Joth Odiorne > Esqs 
Rich d Wibird ) Hen Sherburne ) 

The Select men of Rye prefer'd a Petition Praying for a 
line between them & Hampton. Read & sent down. 
Abj d til tomorrow, 10 o'clock a. m. 



[p. 10.] Prov N. Hamp r . 

At a General assembly held at Portsmouth by adjournm 1 
Tuesday May 13 th 1729." 

Present 
His Excellency William Burnet Esq Gov r . 
His Honor John Wentworth Esq Lt Gov r . 
Shad a Walton ) John Frost ) 

Geo: Jaffrey > Esqs Joth Odiorn > Esqs 
R Wibird ) Hen Sherburne ) 

.A message to the Board by Messrs Dennet & Jennes w* 
the auditors report as follows : 

No. 1. Allowed John Robinson for work at Fort, £5G : 3:6 

2. To Tho s Packer for fire and candles to be 

deducted out of y e agreem* w th Packer £ 5: 0:G 



1729.] JOUKNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY. 545 

No. 3. To John Sherburne for work at y e Fort £ 2 : 7:0 

4. To Jno. Trundy for dieting Robinson & son £ 2 : 8:0 

5. To Josh a Wingat for entertainment in receiv- 

ing the Governor £ 9 : 12 : 1 

6. To Steph n Greenleaf for tobacco for Ind ns £ 0:10:0 

7. To Benj a Akerman as doorkeeper £10: 0:0 

8. To Rich d Perry for Iron at y e Fort £17 : 13 : 

9. To Jno Culberson fetching Timb r & Plank £10 : 4:6 

10. To Walt 1 " Warren for work at y e Prison in 1727 £ 2 : 0:0 

11. To Ditto for ditto work 1728 £ 6 : 13 : 

12. To Sam 1 White for work at y e Prison 1728 £ 3:18:2 

13. To Tho Hamet for canvas for fort boat £ 1 : 7:0 

14. To Clem* Hughes abatem* Excise for 1728 £6:1:4 

Nath 1 Weare R Wibird 

Theo Atkinson H Sherburne 

Bart a Thing 

In the house of Representatives May 13 1729. 
Voted — That the above report be accepted, and that the 
several Persons be paid out of the Publick Treasury the 
several sums as carryd off. 

Ja s Jeffry Cle r ass m 
In Council Eod Die. 
Read and concurr'd. 

R Waldron Cler Con., 
A Message to the House by Messrs Jaffry Odiorne & Sher- 
burne w th a vote of Coun for an Agent. 
[p. 11.] A Message to the Board by Mr Atkinson w th the 
Salary bill pass'd to be Engross' d. 

A Message to the Board by Messrs Wingat & Tibbets w th 
a vote for Mr Dennet to collect the Interest of the 1700 £ w cl1 
was sent back for amendment. 
Adj d til tomorrow 10 o'clock A. M. 



Pro : N Hamp r 

At a general Assembly held at Portsmouth by adjourn- 
ment Wednesday May 14 1729. 

Present 
His Excellency William Burnet Esq Gov r 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lt Gov r 
Shad a Walton ) John Frost ) 

Geo. Jaffrey > Esqs Joth Odiorne > Esqs 
Rich d Wibird ) H Sherburne ) 

Several Bills sent up by Messrs Atkinson Stevens & Sand- 
burn pass'd to be Engross'd. 
35 



54G PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



His Excellency was pleased to declare in Councill that he 
freely quited to the Lieut Gov r one third part of the Salary 
to be settled on him by a revenue act to be paid half yearly 
out of y e Treasury and ordered that warrants be Issued out 
accordingly for two thirds to himself and the remaining 
third part to his Hon r desiring the continuance of the s d act. 

A Message to the House by Col Walton & Capt Sherburne 
w tu y° votes of y c house for fixing 2 J per cent allowance to 
y e Trustees for Exchanging &c & appointing Mr Dennet 
Coll r of y e 1700 £ Interest both non-concurr'd. 

A Message to the Board by Cap 1 Tibbits with a vote of the 
House for adhering to their former vote of 2£ per cent for 
y e Trustees. 

Mr Frost from the Committee reported a bill for re-emit- 
ting y c 1076 £ now in the Treasury w ch was past to be En- 
gross'd. 

Adj d til tomorrow, 10 o'clock a. m. 



[p. 12.] Pro: of N. Hamp r . ' 

At a Gen 1 . Assem held at Portsm by Adj 1 Thursday May 
15 1729. 

Present 
His Excellency William Burnet Esq Gov r . 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq. Lt Gov r . 
Shad a Walton ^ Rich d Wlbird^i 

Geo: Jaffrey ")>Esqs. Jno Frost VEsqs. 
Tho 9 WestbrookJ Jotli OdiorneJ 

A Message to the Board by Messrs Peirce Gerrish and 
Stevens with the following vote. 

In the House of Represent 3 May 15 th 1729, 
Yoted That his Hon 1 ' the Lieut Gov r be paid out of the 
Excise now due the sum of one hundred pounds as Com- 
mander-in-chief from May 1728 to the time of the new set- 
tlement in November last past 

Jam Jeffrey Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 

Read and Concurred. 

R Waldron Cler Con. 

A message to the Board by Messrs Peirce Atkinson Den- 
net and Sanburn with the following allowances and votes 
pass d in both Houses : 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY. 5.47 

To Bich d Waldron for one year as Cler Con. ending 25 th 

April 1729, £75: 0: 

To Hen. Sherburn Innhold r for Pub. Expences, 3: 0:0 

To Benj a Rust for a year & half's house rent fire &c. end- 
ing y e 10 th April last, £24: 6: 6 being deducted for Mr. 
Packer for wood & candles, £17: 19: 6 

May 15 1729 allow'd. Jain Jeffry Clr Ass. 

In Coun Eod die. 
Concurr'd. R Waldron Cler Con. 

Whereas the affair of the Boundary lines between this 
and the Province of the Mass a and the Stores for his Majes- 
tys Fort William and Mary that have been so long solicited 
for are yet depending before the King in Council, and the 
issuing thereof has in a great measure been prevented for 
want of the agents being enabled to prosecute the same and 
his Commission being now determined : 
[p. 13.] Voted That his Excellency be desired to Com- 
missionate Mr Henry Newman our former Agent for this 
Province and that the sum of one hundred pounds sterling 
be sent to said Newman to enable him to prosecute the above 
affairs and any other matter that relates to this Province. 
May 13: 1729. R Waldron Cler: Con. 

In the House of Kepresen ts . 
May 15, 1729. 
The above vote read and Concurr'd with this amendment 
That instead of one hundred pounds sterling to be sent to 
said Agent, that the money due to the Province in the hands 
of Mr John Penhallow together with the interest due on the 
several bonds given for the 1730 be appropriated for the use 
aforesaid. 

J. Jeffrey Cler Assem 
Eod die In the House 
Read and re-considered and voted that two hundred 
pounds this currency or the value thereof sterling be sent to 
our agent and the debt and interest above mentioned be ap- 
propriated to that use, and that the Treasurer be directed 
and impower'd to sue for the same. 

Jam Jeffrey Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die. 
Read and concurr'd. 

R Waldron Cler Con. 
In the House of Represent 
May 15 th 1729. 
Voted That Theod re Atkinson Esq and Mr Eph a Dennit 



648 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



be of the Committo from this House to joyn with a Com- 
mitte of the Upper house to write Mr Agent Newman and 
give him further Instructions about the lines and stores. 

J Jeffrey Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd. 

R Waldron Cler: Con. 

In the House of Represent 8 
May 15 th 1729, 
Voted, That Mr Theo : Atkinson be a Trustee from this 
House to joyn with one to be [p. 14] appointed above to re- 
ceive from the former Trustees the money that remains in 
their hands with what is already received from them for Ex- 
changing the old cypher' d bills, and that they be allowed 
two and half per cent for what shall be exchanged by them 
til further order. 

J Jeffry Cler Assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and concurr'd R Waldron Cler Con. 

In the House of Represent 
May 15 1729, 
Voted That Theodore Atkinson Esq and Mr. Joshua 
Peirce be a Committee of this House to joyn with a Com- 
mittee of the upper house to let out the Excise of this Pro- 
vince for any term not exceeding three years to the highest 
bidder, and that they take sufficient security payable every 
year to the Treasurer. 

J Jeffrey Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and concurr'd and Messrs Wibird & Sherburne are 
appointed to joyn in the service above. 

R. Waldron Cler Con. 

In the House of Represcn ts May 15 1729. 
Voted — That the five hundred pounds due from sundry 
Inhabitants of the Town of Kingston which was let out at 
three per cent per annum be received by the Grand Comitte 
in three payments as per the late act is provided for those 
that are indebted for the fifteen thousand pounds and that 
instead of the 3 pr ct pr an each person pay ten per cent on 
the whole sum each person received of the said mony, and 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY. 549 

that the mony so received be put into the Treasury from time 
to time as it shall be received. 

Jam Jeffry Cler Assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Kead and concurr'd. R. Waldron Cler Con. 

In the House of Represent 8 May 15, 1729 
Voted — That Nath 1 Weare and Theod re Atkinson Esqs and 
Cap* Josh a Peirce be of [p. 15] the Committe from this 
house to joyn with a Committe of the upper House to meet 
the Committe that may be appointed by the Province of the 
Mass a Bay to run the west line from three miles to the north- 
ward of the mouth of Merimack river & to run as far west 
for the present as the town of Dunstable the west side the 
river that runs down into Merimack. 

Jam Jeffry Cler Assem 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd and Messrs. Walton & Jaffrey ap- 
pointed to joyn with the gentlemen above for the service 
above. R Waldron Cler Con 

In the House of Represent 8 May 15 th 1729. 
Voted — That the Treasurer shall receive the present year's 
tax from the several Constables in this Province in any Pass- 
able bills of Credit of any other Province as well as the bills 
of this Province. 

Jam : Jeffry Cler Assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred. 

R. Waldron Cler Con 

In the House of Represent 8 May 15 1729. 

Voted — That his Excellency be desired to direct the 

King's Attorney to put the bonds given for payment of the 

Excise in suit in case the ballance due thereon be not paid 

in a months time from the rising of the Present Assembly. 

Jam Jeffry Cler Assem 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred. R. Waldron Cler Con 

Mr. Treasurer Jaffrey's Gen 1 Acct Currant was this day 
settled w th the Gen 1 Assembly & the ballance due to the said 
Treasurer thereby is £231 : 13 : 9 

as at large on file. 

His Excellency was pleased to communicate his 30 th In- 



550 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



struction to the Board, relating to appeals to y c Gov r & Coun- 
cil w ch was ordered to be filed. 

[p. 16.] Cap 1 Penhallow preferr d a Petition praying for an 
allowance out of the Treasury w ch was read & sent down and 
return' d w th a vote to be dismiss' d and Cap 1 Walton and Mr. 
Atkinson are desired to acquaint Mr. Penhallow with the 
reasons thereof. 

Shad Rogers presents a petition praying for an allowance 
for Col Dudley's expences <fcc Ordered to lye for consid- 
eration til y e next session. 

A message to the House by the Cler to require their 
attend 8 at the Council Board the Speaker and House came up 
accordingly and the several Bills whose Titles are hereafter 
mentioned having had their several readings in both Houses 
and being pass'd to be Enacted were sign'd & sealed in Pres- 
ence of the Gen 1 Assembly — namely 

1 st . An act for settling a Salary of two hundred pounds sterls or six 
hundred pounds Province Bills pr annum on his Excellency William 
Burnet Esq Governor & Comand r in Chief in and over the Province 
aforesaid to and for the support of the same 

2 d . An act In addition to an act entituled an Act for the making and 
emitting the Sum of fifteen thousand pounds in bills of credit &c and 
for the postponing the paym ts therein mentioned. 

3 rd . An act for Postponing the payment of one thousand & seventy 
six pounds & sixteen shillings. 

4 th . An act in addition to an act made and passed for the better se- 
curing the Payment of Prison charges. 

5 th . An act for Establishing the Proportion of the several Towns to 
be paid in the Province Tax tor the year 1729. 

Then his Excellency was pleased to Prorogue the Gen 1 
assembly and accordingly they were Prorogued til the sec- 
ond Thursday of Octob r next 

Further Prorogued by Proclamation til Tuesday Xovernl/ 
25 th 1729. 



[p. 17.] Pro of N. Hamp r . 

At a general assembly held at Portsmouth bv Prorogation 
Nov 1 25 th 1729. 

Present 
His Honor John Wentworth Esq r Lt Gov. 
Shad* Walton ^ 
Geo Jaffrey > Esqs 
Joth Odiorne J 
Prorogued til the 9 of Dcc r next 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY. 551 

Pro of N. Hamp r . 

At a gen 1 Assembly held at Portsmouth by Prorogation 
Tuesday Dee r 9 th 1729. 

Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lt Gov 1 ". 
Shad a Walton ) ■„ Rich* Wibird ) „ 

Geo Jaffrey \ ^ SqS Joth Odiorn J ^ uqs 
H. Sherburne Esq. 
A message to the House by the Clerk to require their at- 
tend 8 at the Council Board ; they came accordingly to whom 
his Hon r was pleased to make a speech w ch was deliver' d to 
the Speaker and not return' d ( x ). Adj d til to-morrow 9 
o'clock A. M. 



Pro of N. Hamp r . 

At a gen 1 assem held at Portsm by Adj 1 Wednesday Dec. 
10 th 1729. 

Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lt Gov r 
Shad a Walton ) -, Ric d Wibird 



Geo Jaffrey \ J ^ Joth Odiorne ] ^ l 
H Sherburne Esq. 

Mr Jos : Jones preferr'd a Petition to the Board directed 
to the Gen 1 assembly, praying that he and sundry others 
might not be sett off to Cochecho Parish read and sent down. 

A Message to the Board by Cap* Winget and Mr Goffe w tL 
the Report of the Committee for dividing the town of Dover 
into three Parishes, together w th the Petition of Jos : Jones 
sent down in the morning both w ch were returned to be 
further consider' d of in the House. 

[p. 18.] A message to the House by the Cler : Con. to re- 
quire their attend a at the Council Board upon a Conferrence 
relating to the Report of the committee for dividing Dover 
&c. they attended accordingly and- the matter being fully 
discoursed they withdrew, and then the Clerk was sent down 
w th a vote for granting leave to the Petitioners of the North- 
east part of Dover to bring in a Bill for incorporating them 
into a Parish. 

Adj d til to morrow 10 o'clock a. m. 

(*) " Not return'd " — The Journal of the house says, " Mr Speaker 
ob 1 [obtained] a Coppy & Returned." The Speech not now to be 
found. — Ed. 



552 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



Pro of N. Hamp 1 

At a Gen 1 Assembly held at Portsm by adjournm 1 Dec 
11 th 1729. 

Present 
His IIon r John Wentworth Esq Lt Gov r . 
Shad a Walton ) „ Ric d Wibird \ ™ 

Geo Jaffrey | ^ sqs Joth Odiorne J ^ sqs 
Hen Sherburne Esq. 
A message to the Board by Messrs Atkinson and Gerrish 
w lh an answer to the Lt Gov™ Speech also the following vote. 
In the House of Represent 3 Dec 11 1729. 
Voted — That there be a committee of this House to jovn 
with a committee of the upper house to tell over the several 
Parcells of money now in the Treasury, to be burnt or re- 
peated, and make their return to the Gen 1 assembly, and that 
Theo Atkinson Esq and Mr Eph a Dennet be the Committee 
from this House for that end. 

Jam Jeffry Cler assem. 
In Coun Eod die. 
Read and concurred and Rich Wibird and Jotham Odiorne 
Esqrs appointed for the service above. 

R Waldron Cler Con. 
Adj l! til to morrow 10 o'clock a. m. 
Pro: of N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 Assembly held at Portsm by adj* Fry day Dec. 
12 1729. 

Present 

His Honor John Wentworth Esq Lt Gov r . 

Shad a Walton ) v Rich d Wibird ) v 

Geo: Jaffrey j ^ sqs Joth Odiorne j ljSqS 

H Sherburne Esq. 

[p. 19.] A message to the Board by Mr. Sanburn w th a vote 

for preparing a bill for next years Province rate to be paid 

by the present years proportion w ch was concurr'd. 

Ebcn r Tuttlc preferrd a Petition for docking an intail w cl1 
was read and also Mad m Rogers Petition w ch has lain under 
consideration since last session and both sent down by the 
Clerk. 

Capt Paul Wentworth by the leave of the Court presented 
a bill for Erecting A Parish in y c N East part of Dover Read 
past and sent down by the Clerk. 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY. 553 

A message to the Board by Messrs Sanburn & Jennis with 
a vote of the House for re-emitting upon loan the bills now 
to be burnt. 

By the same message Eben r Tuttles Petition (sent down 
in the morn) voted to be dismiss'd. 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 o'clock A. M. 



Pro: of N. Hamp r . 

At a General assembly held at Portsm . by Adj* Satlrar- 
day Dec 13 th 1729. 

Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lt. Gov r . 
Shad a Walton ) ^ Rich d Wibird ) ^ 

Geo: Jaffrey [ Es( * S Joth Odiorne | Es( l S 
A message to the House by Geo: Jaffrey and Joth Odiorne 
Esqs with the vote of the House sent up yesterday for re- 
emitting some bills at loan non-concurred and to propose y e 
re-emission of a 1000£ for a Stat house. 
A Message to y e Board w th Rye Petition & vote y re on. 
Adj d til Monday next 1 o'clock p. m. 
Pro: of N. Hamp r . 

At a General Assembly held at Portsm by adj 1 Monday 
Dec 15: 1729. 

Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lt Gov r . 
Geo: Jaffrey Esq & Joth Odiorne, Esq. 
Adj d til tomorrow, 10 o'clock, a. m. 



[p. 20.] Pro: of N. Hamp r . 

At a Gen 1 assembly held at Portsm by Adj* Tuesday 
Dec r 16 1729. 

Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lt Gov r . 
Shad a Walton ) John Frost ) 

Geo: Jaffrey > Esqs. Joth Odiorne > Esqs. 
Rich d Wibird ) H Sherburne ) 

A message to the House by Mr Odiorne with the Rye Pe- 
tition & vote thereon to be reconsidered and amended. 

A message to the Board by Messrs Goffe & Sanburne with 
the following allowances Pass'd in both Houses. 



551 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1729. 



To Theo. Atkinson Esq fetching Gov. Burnet's Commis- 
sion from Boston £ 9: 5:0 

To John Robinson for Timb r & work at the Fort £32: 13: 6 

To Thos Harvey for Publick Expences £ 3: 0:0 
To Jam 8 Jeffry for a years service as Cle r Assem ending 

19 th Nov r 1729 £15: 0: 

By the same message a vote for allowing Benj a Rust for 
halfe a years house rent w ch was sent back by the Clerk with 
orders to acquaint the House when the year shall expire the 
Board will consider of the allowance. 

A message to the Board by Messrs. Dennit and Stevens 
w th Rye Petition and vote thereon likewise an allowance to 
Rich d Perry & the Bill for erecting a new Parish in the 
N East part of Dover. 

Capt. Paul Gerrish Preferr'd a Petition to the Gen 1 assem 
signed by near three-score of y e Principal men in Dover 
praying an order to rectify some abuses suffer'd by Dover 
Town books of Records by the fault of the late Town Clerk 
as they apprehend which Petition obtained the following 
order. 

In the House of Represent 8 Dec. 16, 1729. 

On the Petition of Capt Paul Gerrish and others, 

Voted That the Clerk of the said town of Dover for the 
time being be hereby prohibited entering any old Comittee 
Grants that are suspected not to be legally obtain'd and to 
enter only such grants as have been or may be allowed by 
said Town or [p. 21] the Selectmen thereof until the next 
sitting of the General Assembly and that there be a Com- 
mittee chosen by the General assembly to go to the Town 
Clerk for the time being who is hereby required to show 
unto such Committee such entrys matters and things as he 
or any of the said Town suppose to be done by ill practice, 
and the said Committee shall by virtue hereof summon be- 
fore them all such persons that can give any light in Explain- 
ing any matters or things which they may see occasion to 
examine into for discovering the truth and detecting such 
vile practices and to give such Person or Persons their oaths 
and to make return of their doings therein to the Gen 1 as- 
sembly next session, and that Nath 1 Weare Esq and Theo 
Atkinson Esq. be a Committee of this house to Joyn such as 
shall be appointed above for that end and that the Petitioners 
pay the charges. 

Jam Jeffrey Cler Assem. 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY. 555 

InCounDecl8, 1729. 
Read and Concurr'd and Joth Odiorn & Henry Sherburne 
Esq 8 appointed for the service above. 

R Waldron Cler Con. 
Adj d 'til to morrow 9 o'clock, a. m. 



Prov : of N Hamp r 

At a Gen 1 Assembly held at Portsmouth by adj* Wednes- 
day Dec 17, 1729. 

Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lt. Gov r 
Shad a Walton J Eg Rich d Wibird ) Eg 

Geo : Jaffrey ) ^ ' Joth Odiorne J * 

H Sherburne Esq. 
A message to the Board by Messrs Peirce and Walker w th 
the following allowances and vote Pass'd both Houses. 

To Tho 8 Packer for finding wood for the Judges of Sup r 

&Inf Court £1:0:0 

To Rich d Waldron for Extra service in preparing 2 sets 

of Commissions one in Gov. Burnet's, y e other in Lt. 

Gov r Went 6 name £34 : 18 : 

[p. 22.] Whereas the Act of this Government for the set- 
tling a Salary upon Governor Burnet is by his death expired^) 
and the Act for laying an Excise upon liquors having some 
reference to said Act for settling a salary w ch may cause 
some disputes whether the said Act is not also Expired : &c 
Therefore 

In the House of Represent 8 
Yoted — That it was the intent and meaning of the Legis- 
lature that the said Excise Act so far as related to the Ex- 
cise should be in force until three years from the Publication 
thereof. 
Dec. 17 : 1729. Jam 8 : Jeffrey Cler Assem. 

And that the mony collected by Virtue of the s d Act shall 
be from time to time applyed for the paying the allowances 
made by the general Court. 
Dec 17 1729. Jam 8 Jeffrey Cler Assem 

Q) Gov. Burnet's death, which occurred Sept. 7, 1729, was occa- 
sioned, it was said, by oversetting his carriage upon the causeway at 
Cambridge, Ms., when the tide was high. A violent cold and fever 
ensued. An interesting sketch of his life and character is found in 
Allen's Am. Biog. Die. Ed. 



556 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1729. 

In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurr'd. R. Waldron Clcr Con. 

In Coun Dec T IT: 1729. 
Ordered That whereas in the Charter of Gilmanton, It 
is express'd that the bounds of s d Town shall run from the 
head of Barnstead norwest two miles then west to Winni- 
pishoky pond, which last point of West should have been 
Express'd North to the pond the same being so intended by 
the grantors and is hereby so Explain'd and declared. 

R Waldron Clcr Con. 
A message to the Board by Messrs. Dennet, Sanburn and 
Stevens, w lh the following allowances pass'd in both houses, 
and votes. 

To Solomon Cotton for Publick Expenses £0 : 15 : 

To II. Sherburn Esq for Canvas for Fort boat 2 : 12 : 6 

To Eph a Dennet for gathering interest inony, 3 : 0:0 

By Mr. Dennet and Mr. Sanburne a vote of the House for 
raising 1\ per cent Interest on y e 1730<£ to 6 pr. Cent. 

A message to the Board by Mr. Jennes w m the Petition of 
y e Selectmen of Rye & votes thereon w ch was sent up y e 13 th 
return'd y e 16 th Instant for reconsideration as on file. 

Adj d til tomorrow 10 o'clock, a. m. 



[p. 23.] Pro : of N. Harnp 1 

At a General Assembly held at Portsmouth by Adj 1 Thurs- 
day Dec 1 " IS 111 1729. 

Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq. Lt Governor. 
Geo Jaffrey J Jno. Frost ) 

Shad Walton > Esqs. Joth Odiorne > Esqs 

Rich d Wibird ) II Sherburne ) 

A message to the board by Mr Peirce w Ul a vote of allow- 
ance to Rich d Perry for Smith's work at the fort pass'd both 
houses for the sum of £6 : — : 8 

By the same Message a Bill for reviveing the Trespass 
Act." 

A message to the House by Messrs. Jaffrey and Odiorne 
w th the vote sent up yesterday for advancing y e 2h to 6 pr 
Cent to be reconsidered, which was immediately bro't back 
again but is not concurr'd 

Adj' 1 til tomorrow 10 o'clock A. M. 



1729.] JOURNAL OF THE COUNCIL AND ASSEMBLY. 557 

Pro : of N. Hamp r 

At a Gen 1 Assembly held at Portsmouth by Adj d Fry day 
Dec r 19, 1729. 

Present 
His Hon r John Wentworth Esq Lt Gov r 
Shad a Walton 1 „ Rich d Wibird \ „ 

Geo : Jaffrey } Es ^ Joth Odiorne } E ^ S ' 
II Sherburne Esq. 

Mr. Eben r Stevens Preferr'd to the Board praying in be- 
half of the Proprietors of Kingston for a confirmation and 
Explanation of their Town Bounds which was read and 
order' d to lye for consideration til y e Petitioner lay a Plat of 
y e Township before the Board. 

A message to the Board by Messrs Walker & Stevens 
with the following votes & allowances pass'd both Houses. 

To Eleaz r Russell for Paper books, &c. for the Publick 
£9:6:2. 

A vote for re-emitting seven hundred pounds <fcc. as com- 
prehended in the Act. 

[p. 24.] A message to the House by the clerk to require 
their attend a at the Council Board the Speaker and House 
came up accordingly and the several Bills whose titles are 
hereafter mentioned having had their several readings in 
both Houses & been pass'd the same were signed and sealed 
in the Presence of the general assembly : viz. 

1 st . An act for reviving and further continuing an act made and past 
the 12 day of December 1724, entitled an act in addition to an act 
made in the 13 year of the reign of King William the Third Entituled 
an Act against Trespasses in Town Commons and an Act made in y e 
sixth year of Queen Ann Entituled an Act to prevent Trespasses. 

2 d . An act for Establishing the Proportion of the several Towns to 
be paid into the Treasury in the Province tax for the year 1730. 

3 d . An act for Postponing the payment of seven hundred Pounds. 

4 th . An Act for setting of the Northeast end of the Town of Dover, 
and Erecting a Parish by the name of Summers worth. 

Then His Hon r was pleased to Prorogue the General 
Assembly and accordingly they were 
Prorogued. 
To the last Tuesday in May next. 



558 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1730. 

[p. 25.] Pro : of N. Hamp r 

At a Gen 1 Assembly espeeially Convened (upon Expecta- 
tion of the arrival of Gov r Belcher) April 23 d 1730. 

Present, 
His IIon r John Wentworth Esq Lt. Gov r 
Shad a Walton j ^ Rich d Wibird \ ^ 

Geo : Jaffrey, | Esqs Joth Odiorn } E ^ s ' 

Henry Sherburne Esq. 
His IIon r the Lieut Gov r made a Speech to the House of 
Representatives who being sent for attended at the Board, 
the substance of which was a recommend 3 of making suita- 
ble provision for the Gov rs reception and entertainment. It 
was deliver'd the speaker & not return'd. 

A message to the Board w m the following vote. 

In the House of Represen ts April 23 d 1730. 
It is the advice of the House, That the Expences of his 
Honor the Lieut Gov r and the two gentlemen of the Council 
that intend to wait on his Excellency after his arrival at 
Boston that their Expences be paid out of the Publick Treas- 
ury and also that the Expences of the General Assem and 
Council that shall wait upon his Excellency at his arrival 
into this Province as far as at the line be paid out of the 
Publick Treasury and that Theo. Atkinson, Esq r , and Mr. 
Eph a Dennet be of the Committe from this House to Pro- 
vide for the Entertainment of his Excellency at his arrival 
here, and to do it after they hear of his arrival at Boston 
and that the Treasurer supply them with momy. 

Jam Jeffry Cler Assm. 
In Coun Eod die 
Read and Concurred. R. Waldron Cler Con. 

Prorogued Til 25* 



ADMINISTRATION 



GOVERNOR JONATHAN BELCHER. 



Journal of the House from 25 August, 1730, 
to October 20, 1737. 



NOTE BY THE EDITOR. 

The Records which relate to the Administration of Governor Jona- 
than Belcher are contained in the "Journal of the Council and 
Assembly," in the Secretary's office, from August 25 th , 1730, to March 
18, 1741; also in the " Journal of the House" from August 25 th , 1730, 
to February 25 th , 1740. It will be noted that after the first year of 
Gov. Belcher's administration, the records of the Council and Assem- 
bly are comparatively scanty and imperfect, while on the other hand 
the records of the House of Representatives are full and complete. 
The reason of this seems to be that so long as the controversy was 
pending respecting the Boundary Lines between the Provinces of New- 
Hampshire and Massachusetts, the House was obliged to take the lead 
in all active measures in relation to that end. The Governor and 
Council, though professedly desirous of settling the boundaries, yet did 
not often concur in the measures proposed by the House: consequently 
the latter body was obliged to act in many cases independently, and at 
last gained their object, only by appeal to his Majesty in Council. In 
presenting therefore the Records of this period, 1730-1741, the Editor 
has thought best first to print the "Journal of the House " entire, with 
the Governor's Speeches and the Answers thereto; and to annex the 
u Journal of the Council and Assembly," containing all matters not in- 
cluded in the Journal of the House. By adopting this method, we 
avoid repeating in print the matter which is common to both Journals. 

The Editor would also note that in the bound MS. volume contain- 
ing the " Journal of the House, 1724-1743," there is a duplicate record 
of the proceedings of the House during a portion of Gov. Belcher's 
administration: the first extends from p. 175 to p. 304: the second from 



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p. 305 to p. 528. The latter is a copy mostly in the hand writing of 
the late John Farmer, Esq., -who was employed to collect, arrange and 
copy the original records and files in the Secretary's office. In com- 
mencing a copy of the Journal of the House, in Gov. Belcher's time, 
1737, Mr. Farmer says, in a note, " A portion of the following Records 
is contained in the last 129 pages [i. e. of the MS. vol.], but it will be 
perceived that many things are omitted in the preceding pages from 25 
Aug. 1730, particularly the Messages and Speeches of Gov: Belcher, 
and the Answers of the House to them, which will be found in the fol- 
lowing new transcript — faithfully copied from a Record of large folio 
size, of 110 pages in sheets unbound." The Editor has followed the 
transcript made by Mr. Farmer. 

[p. 307.] Anno Regni Regis Georgii Secundi, Magnas Bri- 
tannia^ Franciaa, et Hebernise de Quarto. 

A Journal of the House of Representatives oi his Majes- 
tie's Province of New Hampshire in New England, began 
and held at Portsmouth, in the Province aforesaid, August 
the 25 th Anno Dom. 1730. 

Tuesday August the 25 th 1730. The House met accord- 
ing to Prorogation by Proclamation of the Hon blc John Went- 
worth, Esq. Liv* Governor and Commander in chief in and 
over said Province. 

The persons that represented the several Towns in Gen 11 
Assembly are as follows, viz. 

For 



Strctham 


Andrew "Wiggin, Esq. Speaker 




( Joshua Pierce, Esq 


Portsmouth 


< Capt. George Walker 




( Mr. Ephraim Dennct 




( Paul Gcrrish, Esq. 


Dover 


< Capt. Samuel Tibbets 




( Capt. Francis Mathews 




( Nathaniel Weare, Esq. 


Hampton 


< Capt. Joshua Wingate, 




( Mr. John Sanborn 


Exeter 


( Samuel Thing, Esq. 


\ Mr. Bartholomew Thing 


New Castle 


Theodore Atkinson, Esq. 


Rye 


Capt. Richard Jennes 


Kingstown 


Capt. Ebenczcr Stephens 


Newington 


John Downing, Esq. 


Londonderry 


Mr. John Goff. 



1730.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 561 

His Excellency, Jonathan Belcher,( x ) Esq. came into the 
Province the same clay, and in the Council Chamber opened 
& [p. 308.] Proclaimed his Comiss 11 as Gov 1 ' & Comancler in 
Chief in and over his Maj ties said Province of New Hamp- 
shire, and then adjourned the Assembly to the 26 th curr*. 
Wednesday August 26 th A. D. 1730. 

His Excell 7 came to the Council Chamber. 

A Mess a from his Excell y pr the Clerk of the Council ( 2 ) 
viz. That his Excell y required the attendance of Mr. Speaker 

(!) Gov. Jonathan Belcher was the son of the Hon. Andrew Belcher, 
one of his Majesty's council in the province of Massachusetts; born 
January, 1681, and inherited a large paternal estate. He was educated 
at Harvard College, where he was graduated in 1699. Not long after, 
he visited Europe, where he spent six years, and was treated with dis- 
tinguished notice. He was twice at the Court of Hanover, Germ., be- 
fore the Protestant succession took place in the family of Brunswick, 
and received from the princess Sophia a gold medal. He was graceful 
in his person, elegant in his manners, and aspiring in his disposition. 
On the death of Governor Burnet, he succeeded to the Government of 
Massachusetts and New-Hampshire in 1730. In that eminent station 
he was indulged the exercise of that power to which he had aspired. 
''The council never enjoyed less freedom than in his time. He pro- 
posed matters for their sanction, rather than advice, rarely failing of a 
majority to approve of his sentiments." The records which follow 
will show that Gov. Belcher was not only arbitrary in many of his pro- 
ceedings, but partial to Massachusetts, and unfriendly to New Hamp- 
shire interests: while his professions were fair, his intentions and acts 
were often one-sided and unjust. The opposition he met with from a 
part of the council and from a majority of the Representatives in the 
House was, for the most part, well founded. His conduct in relation 
to the settlement of the boundary lines between the Provinces, was the 
chief cause of the troubles that rendered his administration unhappy, 
and that led to his removal from office. His private correspondence 
with Secretary Waldron — specimens of which are given in this volume 
—must be regarded as discreditable to him. After his dismission from 
office he resided for some time in Milton, M?., but visited England 
and so far gained the royal favor that in 1747 he was appointed 
Governor of New-Jersey. There he spent the remainder of his life in 
tranquillity and honor. He died at Elizabethtown, N. J., Aug. 31, 
1757, aged 76 years. His remains were brought to Cambridge, Ms. 
and entombed. Ed. [See Allen's Biog. Die. & Holmes' Ann. vol. II. 
p. 78.] 

( 2 ) Present in Council 

His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq. Gov r . 
His Hon r John Wentworth, Esq. Lt. Gov r . 
Shcid a Walton J Jno. Frost 

Geo. JafFry > Esqs Joth Odiorn ^ Esqs. 

Richard Wibird ) H. Sherburne 

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& the House in the Conncil Chamber. Mr. Speaker and the 
House went up accordingly. His Excellency made a speech. 
Mr. Speaker obtained a coppy thereof. The clerk of the 
council also gave Air. Speaker a copy of his Excellencies 
32 & 77 th Instruction (refer'd to in the Speech) Then Mr. 
Speaker & the House returned 

Both the said Instructions read in the House. 

Post Meridiem. 
His Excellency s Speech read as follows, viz. 

Gentlemen of the Council and House of Represents: I am in the 
first place to give thanks to Almighty God for my safe return to my 
Native Country, after a long absence & escapeiug the common hazards 
of the Seas. 

And in the next place, it is with a great deal of satisfaction that I 
now meet you in general assembly (I doubt not) to concert those ways 
and means which may most of all advance his Majesty's service & hon- 
our, and the weal and prosperity of yo r country. It is the present 
happyness of every Englishman to live under the reign of the best of 
Kings, who makes the laws the rule of his Goverment ; and the pro- 
tection of the libertys of his People, his delight : These things ravish 
from all his subjects the affection so justly due to a tender father, and 
which he esteems the greatest support of his power. Altho it is our 
lot to be placed at such a distance from the immediate benign influ- 
ences of his Majesty's care, yet his great mind and perspicuous 
wisdom is continually extended and employ'd for the [p. 309] 
happyness of his remotest Dominions, and when I have said this I am 
sure I need not fill my mouth w th arguments to pursuade you to all 
the duty, loyalty, obedience and gratitude due to so gracious a sove- 
reign. 

I have it in command from the King my Mastf to communicate to 
you His 32 d Instruction to me, whereby he expects you [to] settle a 
Sallary on me and my successors, or at least on me during the whole 
time of my Government : an authentic copy of this Instruction, shall 
be delivered you by the Clerk of y e Council, and as you have already 
distinguished yo r selves by your loyalty and obedience to the King on 
this head, It leaves me no room to doubt of your wisdom and care stil 
to secure a stronger interest in the King's favour, by a chearful com- 
plyance \v th what in his royal wisdom he thinks so just and reasonable. 

I am also commanded by his Majesty not only to take care that there 
be a strict execution of all the Laws now in force in this Province ag* 
vice and immorality, but that I commend to your consideration the 
enacting what others may be necessary, for promoting and encouraging 
Virtue, & true religion; and as nothing can be a firmer basis for y° 
happyness of a people, I hope this will always lye near our hearts. 

Gent. 

I need not tell you this Province is in a fine situation for trade, where 
nature has done her part in commodious rivers and a good soil. It 
should then be your care to reap the benefits of these Blessings from 
God Almighty, by your greatest industry & prudence in your bus- 



1730.] 



JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 563 



bandry, fishery and forreign Trade, and you may be always sure of my 
countenance and encouragement for these good ends. To see your 
trade revive and flourish under my administration, will give me a pe- 
culiar pleasure. 

The unhappy dispute so long subsisting betwixt this Province and 
the Mass a with respect to the dividing line betwixt you, has produced 
from his Majesty (who has the most tend 1 regard for all his subjects) 
an Instruction to me so wisely projected, that being put in Execution 
will terminate the difference [p. 310] and give the opportunity of Es- 
tablishing quiet & good neighborhood between the two Provinces for 
the future, and this Instruction shall be laid before you. 

Gent. I am sorry to have the occasion to inform you that since my 
arrival from Great Britain, the Surveyor General of his Majesty's 
Woods, has made large complaints to me of the difficultys he meets 
with in the Province in the execution of his duty according to the 
King's Instructions. I am commanded by the King to take effectual 
care that the several Acts of Parliament, relating to the Royal woods, 
be strictly observed, and to aid and assist his Maj^ 8 surveyor by myself 
and all officers under me, to prevent as much as possible the destruc- 
tion of the King's woods; & that all offenders therein may be bro't to 
condign Punishm 1 I therefore intirely depend on your readyness to 
discountenance every thing that may have a tendency to prejudice his 
Majesty's service & interest, in an affair of which he is so tender, and 
is of such importance to his Royal Navy. And I do assure you the 
enacting such laAvs as may be further necessary for the better security 
and preservation of the nursery of Royal masts, will be taken as an 
instance of your respect & duty to the King. 

It is with much satisfaction that I tell you, his Majesty by his un- 
parall'd steadiness and consummate wisdom, has obtain'd a peace w th 
Spain, to the honour of his Crown and advantage of his subjects, the 
happy influence whereof you will feel from time to time in this Prov- 
ince, yet it must not lull us into such a security as may betray the 
King's honour and hazard our own safety, by neglecting our fortifica- 
tions; but they ought to be put into the best order to prevent any 
surprise, if an unexpected change should happen in the affairs of Europe. 

I am glad to see the good agreement and amity subsisting with the 
several tribes of Indians on our Frontiers, and you may depend, from 
the great honour and duty I owe to my royal master, and the affection 
I bear to my native Country, nothing will be more my care than to 
fall into every reasonable way of cementing [p. oil] our reciprocal 
friendship; and I hope you'l heartily joym with me in warding off any 
thing that may border upon unkindness or give disquiet to those jeal- 
ous People. 

Gent, of the House of Represents. 

As it is more immediately your Province to look into the state of the 
Publick revenue, I shall order all the accounts, from the last time you 
had them, to be laid before you, with Proper Estimates of what may be 
the growing charge of the current year, that you may grant the ne- 
cessary supply's in support of the honour & dignity of his Majesty's 
Govern^ & of the Ease and welfare of his People. 

Gent, of the Council and 
House of Represents. 

If my long absence and the little acquaintance I have at present 



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[1730. 



with the affairs of this Province, has prevented my mentioning any- 
thing you stil judge for his Majesty's service and the good of his people, 
I shall be full of attention to any suggestions you may have to make 
of that nature; and I have now only to recomend to you a Perfect 
unanimity in all your proceedings, which will be for the Honour of the 
King's Governm* and for the lasting peace and tranquillity of his good 
subjects. J. Belcher. 

32d Instruction. 
[From Journal of the House, App., p. 602.] 
Whereas the Councill and Assembly of our Province of New Hamp- 
shire, Did in obedience to our thirtieth Instruction to Mr. Burnet our 
late Governor thereof settle a Salary of two hundred pounds sterling 
upon him during his Government; It is our Will and pleasure, That 
you recomend it to our said Councill and Assembly to settle the same 
ISallary on you & your successors, or at least on you, During the whole 
time of your Goverment. 

The above is a True Copy of his Maj^' 3 32 d Instruction 
to his Excellencie Governor Belcher, transcribed from 
the Body of Instructions. 
Kec d Aug. 26 th , 1730. Pr. R d Waldron, Cler. Con. 



In the House of Representatives 
Toted, That Nathaniel Weare, Joshua Pierce <fc Theodore 
Atkinson Esqrs. be a Comittee of this House to draw an 
answer to his Excell 8 Speech and present it to the House for 
approbation. Then the House adjourned to the 27 th a. m. 



a. d. 1730. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants of Londonderry bro't in 
and read. 

p. m. The answer to his Excell 3 Speech bro't in and 
read & ordered to be drawn out faire. Then the house ad- 
journed to the 28 th a. M. 



August 28. A. Dom. 1730, The House met The answer 
to his Excell 1 ' 8 Speech read, voted, accepted & sent up. The 
answer of the House of Representatives of the Province of 
New Hampshire to his Excell ics Speech. 

[p. 312.] May it please your Excellency: 

We sincerely joyn in giving thanks to Almighty God for your 
preservation from the common hazards and safe return, in particular 
that we have the happiness to meet you as our Gov 1- , and we assure 
your Excell. that we are met at this time with Hearts fully inclined to 



1730.] JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 565 

do all things that in us lies that may be for the Hon 1 and service of the 
King and good of his subjects ; and we are well assured that we live 
under the reign of the best of Kings ; it raised our affections to the 
highest degree, & we hope, as we ever have, so we shall continue to 
mannifest it by our Loyalty and obedience. 

And having so gracious a sovereign, who in his wisdom is continual- 
ly taking care of us his subjects, tho' in these remote Parts of his Do- 
minions, still move as we have opportunity to shew our Loyalty and 
obedience by doing our duty in all things we are able. We received a 
coppy of your Excell es 32 nd Instruction, and as we ever exerted our- 
selves to the utmost of our abilities and often beyond, what has been 
tho 4 Hon ble for other governments in order to afford an LIon ble support 
to his Maj ties goverm* so hope we still shall distinguish ourselves in our 
Loyalty and obedience to all his Maj ties comands. As to the settlem 1 
of a Sallary, according to his Majesties Instruction, We have to say 
that the sum therein mentioned is extraordinary, we being a small, 
and generally poor People; and especially considering the encroach- 
ments of our Neighbours, and the stagnation of our Trade, for want 
of a medium to carry it on. However, we hope his Maj tie (who being 
unacquainted with our circumstances, hath given your Excell y this ex- 
traordinary Instruction,) hath not enjoyned it on your Excell y as an 
order not to receive such sums as this House shall from time to time 
vote, which we assure yo r Excell y shall rather exceed than fall short of 
our Abilities. 

And we shall take care to consider of all things which may encourage 
virtue and true Religion among us, & discountenance vice and Immo- 
rality, and look at it [as] our [p. 313] greatest happiness that your 
Excels has so great a Regard for true Religion. We desier at all times 
to be thankful to Almighty God that he has planted us in a place where 
nature has done her part, and thank your Excell y that you encourage 
us in Improving of these Blessings, and hope oh our part to make Im- 
prover^ with care and Industry. 

We take it as a great mark of his Maj ties Favor in taking care for the 
settlem* of the Lines between the Provinces, and shall be ready to do 
our part according to your Excell ys 77 th Instruction, as soon as we can 
have knowledge of Men which may be qualified according to said In- 
struction : We being at present altogether strangers to gentlemen in 
other Provinces. And for the preservation of his Maj ties Woods, as we 
always were ready, so we still remaine ready and willing to do any 
thing that we can, which may contribute to the preservation thereof, 
according to the several Acts of Parliament made for that end ; and if 
there be any acts that may be made for the preservation of a nursery 
of Timber, which may be fitt for the Royal Navy, we shall be ready to 
do any thing that we can for the preservation thereof. 

We assure your Excell y we shall always be glad to cultivate a good 
agreement with the Indians, and shall neglect no opportunity to engage 
them to Peace. And as tis more immediately the business of this 
House, so we shall take care to supply the Treasury with what shall be 
sufficient to defray the charges of the current yeare, and shall be dili- 
gent in passing such Acts and votes as shall at any time be thought for 
his Maj ties service or the good of his subjects. 

Andrew Wiggin, Speaker. 



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[1730. 



Londonderry Petition read againe and their agents call'd 
in and heard, and the house had some debates thereon. 

Voted that Joshua Pieree and Theodore Atkinson Esqs. 
be a Committee of this House to joyne with a Comittee of 
the upper House to examine the accounts relating to the 
Province and make return to the Gen 1 ass m for approbation, 
[p. 314.] Mr. Clark Waldron bro't down an Act for ad- 
journm 1 of the Quarter sessions which was read. p. m. The 
act for adjourning the Qua r Sessions read a 2 d time Then 
the House adjourned for an Hour The act for adjourning 
the Quarter Sessions read a third time & pass'd to be Enact- 
ed Engross'd and Sent up 

A message from his Excell cie to the House pr Mr. Clerk 
Waldron in writing as follows viz. 

Gentlemen — 

I thank you verry kindly for the answer to my Speech in its 
several paragraphs, and your heartily joyning with me in what I have 
recommended will (I doubt not) with the blessing of Almighty God 
render you a happy & flourishing People. I would againe press you to 
put forward the settlem* of the Line between this Province and the 
Mass a according to the King's Order as soon as you conveniently can, 
and you may assure yourselves of all my weight and interest with his 
Maj' tie and the two Goverm ts under my care, that the matter maybe 
done with the greatest Justice and Impartiality. 1'me sorry to find 
you can tell me the Trade of the Province labours with difficulties, and 
shall be glad of any proposals from you to revive and increase it, and 
as the charge of the Province will be growing, I have a liberty to emit 
from time to time what Bills of Credit may be necessary to defray the 
Expense thereof. 

Gentlemen — As to his Maj tics 32 d Instruction for settling a Sallary on 
me during my Adm n I do assure you I should with pleasure and satis- 
faction have received the Kings Royal leave for my support as has been 
usual in this Province, nor was I wanting to solicit that it might be 
done in that way, yet his Maj tie has finally ordered it should be done 
in the manner I have laid before you & has further comanded & en- 
joyned me in the following words — "It is our express Will and pleasure 
that you do not give your assent to any Act in our said Province of 
New- Hampshire under your Goverm* for granting of money to you our 
Governour or Comander-in-chief the Sallary of two hundred pound pr 
annum as directed in our 32 d Instruction." [p. 315.] This bring the 
case, Gen 1 , I neither must nor dare receive any support from you, BO as 
to deviate from its being settled on me during the whole time of my 
Govern^. As you are my breathren, and my interest is blended with 
yours, I hope we shall conspire together for establishing ourselves still 
more firmly in his Maj ttea grace and favor by a cheerful obedience to 
what in his Royal Wisdom he thinks so reasonable, and this will be the 
way to lengthen out your tranquillity, to promote which I shall gladly 
employ every opportunity may fall in my power. 

J. Belcher. 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 567 



Ordered That those persons concerned in the Rye Peti- 
tion appeare the 3 d day of the next sessions. Then the 
House adjourned to the 29 th curr*. 

[On the same day] the Governor sent another message to 
the House in writing by Messrs. Jeffry, Wibird and Odiorne, 
as follows : 

[From Journal of General Assembly.] 

Gent. 

The ready obedience and duty you have paid to his Majesty's Instruc- 
tion in settling a Salary on me during the whole time of my Govern- 
ment, you may assure yourselves shall be followed by me with the 
fullest representations in your favour, so as we may constantly feel the 
love and affection of the King, who delights to be the common father 
of all his People. 

I think it my duty to observe to you before the act passes relating to 
my salary, that y e instruction Extends only to me as the King's Gov- 
ernor, & that therefore the mention you have made of the Lt. Governor 
seems an impropriety, and the act of settlement ought to be confined 
as near as you can to the King's Instruction; but let that be as it will, 
I am determined always to act with you an open upright part, and 
therefore think it proper to say to you what I have to the Leiut. Gov 5- 
and several members of the Court (before the passing the vote you 
have made) That the six hundred pounds you have settled on me was 
what the King had required for his Governor, & I should by no* means 
allow any part of my own support to any other officer in the Gover- 
ment. 

I must further observe to you that it has always been the Practice of 
the Mass 3 and commonly of y e New Hampshire Assembly, to pay the 
Gov r before hand, so as to enable and support him [in the] management 
of the affairs of Goverment : and as the Treasury is supply'd with 
money, I can't see that it will be any detriment, but a service to this 
Province rather to have the money emitted and circulating than to let 
it lye dead in the Treasury ; nor can it be thought reasonable I should 
live at my own Expence, til the Periods you have set in the act arrive: 
These things being duly considered I doubt not but that they will in- 
duce you to fall into the amendments the Council have made on the 
act you have sent up. 

As to the affair of the line btewixt the two Provinces, w ch I have 
once and again so earnestly recomended to you, I heartily wish you 
would be satisfied in the five gentlemen last proposed, who are all of 
them men of great honour and integrity, & being voted by this Assem- 
bly, I have no doubt of the other Province concurring with you in the 
choice, & which I should think would give us great hopes of a suc- 
cessful Issue of this long unhappy controversy. 

I have now only to assure you that I am come full of benevolence, 
and to do every good and kind thing in my power for this Province. 

I am to acquaint you, Gent, that the Assem: of the neighboring 
Province is to meet the next week, so I must be going homeward to- 
morrow, and desire you to consider what time will be most commodi- 
ous to your private affairs to be prorogued to in which I shall be willing 
to gratify you. J. Belchee. 



568 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. 



[1730. 



August 29 th a. d. 1730. The House met according to 
adjournment. His Majes tieB 77 th Instruction read as follow- 
eth, viz. 

Whereas there has been a Dispute of long continuance between our 
Provinces of the Mass 8 Bay and New Hampshire in relation to the 
Boundaries of the said Provinces — and whereas we do judge it to be 
for our service as well as for the Peace and Tranquillity of our said 
Collony's that the said dispute should be adjusted and a line mark 1 out 
to divide the said Provinces in all time to come: It is therefore our 
Will and pleasure and you are hereby directed to propose to the Gen- 
eral Assembly of each of the said Provinces respectively that discreet 
and indifferent persons be chosen by each of the said assemblys out of 
some of the neighboring Collonys under our immediate Goverment 
with sufficient powers to draw the said Boundary Line, and finally to 
determine the dispute between the said Provinces, whose proceedings 
therein shall be laid before us, and shall be of no effect till our lloyal 
Pleasure shall be signified thereupon. 

The above is a True Coppy of his Maj ties Seventy Seventh 
Instruction to his Excell y Governour Belcher transcribed 
[p. 316.] from the Body of Instructions. 

Eich d Waldron Cler. Con. 

Voted That Coll David Dunbar, Coll William Wanton 
and Coll John Whiting, Esqrs be a Committee for the Prov- 
ince of New Hampshire to joyne with as many to be ap- 
pointed a Committee by the Province of the Mass a Bay in 
New England, to adjust as well the northern Boundary Line 
between the Province of New Hampshire and the late Prov- 
of Maine, as the Southern Boundary line of the said Prov- 
ince of New Hampshire & the Massachusetts, according to 
his Maj tics pleasure signified in his 77 m Instruction to his 
Excell y Jonathan Belcher, Esq. for the Goverm 1 of New 
Hampshire and that a proper Comiss n be made out by the 
Gov 1- to said Gen 1 to proceed in the affaire according to the 
intent of said Instruction and that a Comittee of some Gen 1 
ot the Province of New Hampshire be appointed by the 
Gen 1 Assembly to signifie to the aforesaid Gen* that they 
are chosen for such purposes and to know if they will accept, 
and also after 'tis known that they accept that the said Gen 1 
as a Comittee be also directed to waite on the Gen* just 
above nominated and fully instruct them according to the 
best of their knowledge how and what they understand to 
be the Province of New Hampshire, and that the charges of 
the said Comittccs be paid out of the Publick Treasury ; and 
that after the said Comittee have finished their return con- 
cerning the boundary lines, That both the Govcrm ts of Mass* 



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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE. 569 



and New Hampshire have copies thereof that they may sig- 
nifie to his Majestie their approbation in all or in part. 

A Mess a pr Mr. President Walton, Henry Sherburn & the 
Cler. of the Council, that his Excel! 7 adjourned the Ass m to 
Monday the 31 st curr*. 



Monday August 31 st a. d. 1730. 

A Mess a from his Excell y and the Board with the names 
of sundry persons his Excell 7 tho't proper for a Comittee to 
mark out the Dividing Lines, viz. Governour Talcut of Co- 
necticut, Adolp Phillips of New York, Esq. Major Masca- 
reen, Mr. Nathaniel Keys [p. 317] of Rhoad Island & Col. 
William Whiting of Rhoad Island. 

Whereas his Majesty hath by his 77 th Instruction to his 
Excellency Governour Belcher, directed to the choice of 
some discreet and indifferent P'sons out of some of the 
neighboring Collonies under His Majesty's immediate Gov- 
erment, who are to be invested with sufficient powers to 
draw the dividing line and to determine the Dispute between 
this Province and the Province of the Mass a 

Yoted, That this House in obedience to the said Instruc- 
tion and his Excel cies proposal thereon, will make choice of 
three such persons as therein are directed to in case the 
Mass a Goverm 1 will do the like, in order to have the line 
settled and an end made to the Said Dispute as soon as 
possible. 

Post Merediem. 

Mr. Samuel Thing (one of the Members of the House) 
dismist upon his request, and ordered that a precept be sent 
to Exeter to make choice of another person in his stead to 
represent the Town next Sessions 

A verbal Mess a pr Geo. Jaffrey, Henry Sherburne Esqs. 
and Mr. Cler. Waldron, that as to the settle'm 1 of the Sal- 
lary, that Lev 1 Gov. Wentworth sent word, that the House 
may not be hindered in regard to him, for that he did not 
expect any thing for himself out of it, nor of the Assembly 
as Levt. Gov r 

Mr. Cler. Waldron brought down a transcript of the Lev* 
Gov. Wentworth quitting any part of the Sallary now to be 
settled, in the words following, viz. That the Lev* Governour 
quitted all claim to any part of the Sallary to be settled on 



570 PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1730. 

his Exccll y the Gov r p'suant to the King's Instruction, and 
had no expectation nor dependance on the Ass m for any 
allowance for the future, but depended wholly on his Excel- 
lencie. Monday August 31, 1780 True Copy 

Rich d Waldron, Cler. Con. 

Voted That there be paid at two equal payments out of 
the Publick Treasury to his Excell y Jonathan Belcher, Esq. 
for his [p. 318] support during his Goverm* the sum of 
two hundred pounds sterling, or six hundred pounds in Bills 
of Credit of this Province, the one halfe thereof in the 
spring of the year, yearly, and the other halfe in the fall of 
the year, which said sum is to be in full of all demands 
from this Goverment for and towards any sallary and all ex- 
penses of his Excellency coming to, tarrying in and going 
from this Goverm 1 and that the Excise on liquors be from 
time to time (so far as it will go) be appropriated to that 
use, and that an act be drawn up accordingly, and that 
Theodore Atkinson and Nath 1 Weare, Esqs. be a Comittee 
of this House to joyn with a Comittee of the upper House 
to draw up said act. 

A Mcss a from the Board pr Mr. President Walton & Geo. 
Jaffrey Esq. that the above vote vote was concurr'd and ac- 
cepted pr his Excellency and that the said Walton and Jaf- 
frey were appointed at the Board to joyne the Comittee of 
the House to draw up the act. 

Then the House adjourned to Sept. the first. 



Tuesday September the first, 1730. 

Voted, That the Treasurers Accounts as audited be ac- 
cepted, and allowed, and that the Treasurer be discharged 
of the said sums therein accounted for. 

The Act for settling the Gov r Sallary bro't in and read the 
first time. Then the House adjourned for half an Hour. 

The House met according to adjourm* The Sallary Act 
read a 2 d time. The Sallary Act read a third time, and 
pass'd to be enacted and engross'd. 

Voted, That there be forthwith signed off by the signers 
already appointed the sum of thirteen hundred pounds of 
the new bills already imprest, and by those signers put into 
the Publick Treasury for the defraying the Publick charges 
of this Province as the Gen 11 Assembly shall direct ^ and to 



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repay the same, that it be raised by a Tax on the Inhabitants 
of this Province in the year 1742, and when bro't into the 
Treasury to be burnt to ashes in presence of the General 
Assembly ; the said Bills to be paid [p. 319] in such Species 
as shall be agreed upon by the Gen 11 assembly, and that an 
Act be drawn up accordingly, and that Paul Gerrish Esq. 
and Mr. Ephraim Dennit be a Comittee from this House to 
joyn with a Comittee of the Upper House to draw up the act 
accordingly. 

A Mess a from the Board that the above vote was concurr'd 
and that Richard Wibird & Jotham Odiorn Esqs. were ap- 
pointed at the Board to joyn the Comittee to draw up the 
act accordingly. 

A vote for payment of the Hon ble John Wentwortli, Esq. as Lev 4 Gov- 
ernor & Commander-in-Chief in full for the time past, £200 
For payment of Benj Akerman for the year 1729, 10 
For payment of Wm. Fellows Expences of Comittees, &c. 3: 10: 
Do. to R. Waldron, as Cler. Con. to the 25 th April, 1730, 75: 
Do. toMr. Sherif Atkinson, as Sherif & return of Jurors 

to the 1 st May, 1730— 22: 4: 
Do. to Benj. Rust for the Rent of the Council House to the 

10 th April, 1730, 16: 

A message that the above allowances was concurr'd at the 
Board. The act for emitting the sum of £1300 was bro't 
in and read twice. The same Act read a third time and 
past to be enacted and Engross'd. A message that the act 
for emitting £1300 was concurr'd at the Board. 

A Message from the Board pr Mr. President Walton & 
Geo. Jeffrey, Esq. with a vote of the Council on the act for 
settling the Gov 1 ' 3 Sallary, viz. The Council concur the an- 
nexed Bill with the following amendment, viz. to leave out 
the following words in the 11 th & 12 th lines in the 2 d page, 
namely, " As also for any allowance to be made to the Lev* 
" Gov r for the time being, and that the Sallary be paid annu- 
u ally and advanced from time to time at the first of the 
" yeare " — which was read. R. Waldron Cler. Ccn. 

Post Meridiem 

The above vote for amendm* read and non-concurr'd and 

Voted, That his Excell 7 be enabled to draw half the Sal- 
lary as soon as the Treasury is supply'd to pay it. 

A Mess a from the Board with the Sallary Bill [p. 320] to 
reconsider it. The question was put whether it should be 
reconsidered. It past in the affirmative. Upon reconsider- 
ing, the Bill past with the amendm* that those words, viz. 



Qi'l PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. [1730. 

(after the first halfc year's paym 1 & so on half yearly) be 
left out. 

A Mess* pr Mr. Cler. Waldron that the Sallary Act was 
concurr'd at the Board and that his Excellency required Mr. 
Speaker and the House to attend him in the Council Cham- 
ber. 

Mr. Speaker and the House went up accordingly and his 
Excellency was pleased to give his consent to enacting of 
and engrossing the Act for emitting <£1300, and the Act for 
settling his Sallary, and then Mr. Cler. Waldron said, It 
was his Excellency's Pleasure that this Gen 11 Assembly 
should be prorogued to the first of October next and then 
declared the said Assembly was prorogued accordingly. 



October the First 1730. The house met according to 
Prorogation & by order of his Hon r the Lev 1 Governour the 
Ass m was Prorogu'd to the 5 th of Nov r next. 

November the 19 lb a. d. 1730. The House met according 
to proclamation by his Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq. 
[Present] Q 

Mr. Speaker Wiggans Capt. Joshua Win gate 

Joshua Peirce, Esq Mr. John Sanburn 

Capt. Geo. Walker Mr. Bart w Thing 

Mr. Ephraim Dennet Mr. Benj n Thing 

Paul Gerrish, Esq. Theodore Atkinson, Esq 

Capt. Samuel Tibbets Mr. Pich d Jennes 

Capt. Francis Mathes Mr. Ebenezer Stephens 

Nathaniel Weare, Esq. John Downing, Esq. 

Mr. John Goff. 
Post Meridiem 

The Clerk of the Council came with a Mess a that his 
Exccll y required attendance of the House in the Council 
Chamber. 

Mr. Speaker and the House went up accordingly. His 
Excell v made a Speech, of which Mr. Speaker prayed a 
Coppy and returned. The coppy of the Speech was read 
and is as followeth, viz. 

(') The names are in the original Minutes. Ed. 



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Gent, of the Council and House of Representees 

The Lev* Governour having in conformity to my order adjonr'd 
you to this day, I am now come to meet you in Gen 1 Assembly, for the 
necessary dispatch of the affairs of this Province. It is our happyness 
to live under the protection of a Prince who is the best of Kings and 
an indulgent father, and we are continually reaping great advantage 
from the trade [p. 321] with our mother Kingdom. When we consider 
therefore these things, I hope this Province will never be wanting in 
their loyalty and obedience to his Majesty, & upon all occasions to show 
their dutiful dependance on the Crown of Great Britain. This will be 
the best means to Establish you stil more in the King's favour, and 
thereby most effectually promote the prosperity of your country. 

Altho' when I was last here my stay was but short, your private 
affairs urging for a recess, yet if you will have recourse to what I then 
recommended to your consideration, it may produce "hap